The January 2017 Oregon Regional Economic Indicators was released today. Full report is available here. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. Regional economies enter 2017 on a solid note. Regional economies in Oregon posted mixed numbers in December. Highlights of… Continue Reading → Read More.
Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.0 percent in February, from 4.3 percent in January. This was the lowest unemployment rate since comparable records began in 1976. Oregon’s 4.0 percent unemployment rate was significantly lower than the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.7 percent in February.
In February, the number of unemployed Oregonians dropped to about 82,000, which was the lowest number Read More.
Thanks to the sponsorship of some of SOREDI’s valued members, and others, the Rogue Valley Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), is hosting the Southern Oregon Career Networking Expo on Saturday, May 13, from 9 am – 1 pm in the Olsrud Pavilion at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Central Point, OR.… Read More.
Oregon had the eighth fastest job growth among
the states from January 2016 to January 2017. Adding 43,200 jobs for a growth
rate of 2.4 percent, Oregon’s solid job growth was much slower than first
ranked Idaho (+4.0%) and second ranked Nevada (+3.5%). Oregon’s job growth rate
was nestled between Washington (2.8%) and California (2.0%) growth rates.
Most states added jobs over the last year Read More.
Oregon’s 2016 annual average labor force figures have
arrived. Here’s a quick overview of the numbers.
Total population = 4,093,000
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and over = 3,274,000
<!–[endif]–>Civilian labor force = 2,061,000
<!–[endif]–>Employed = 1,960,000
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