Miscellaneous

Employer-Provided Benefits in Oregon

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | January 17, 2019

Three-fourths (76%) of Oregon’s private employers offered one or more health, retirement, leave, pay, or other benefits to employees in June 2018. More than half (59%) of all employers offered health benefits, while 51 percent offered retirement benefits. This findings come from a survey of more than 12,000 private employers conducted by the Employment Department, and summarized in the new report

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Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.1 Percent in December

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | January 15, 2019

Oregon’s unemployment rate rose to 4.1 percent in December from 3.9 percent in November. Oregon’s unemployment rate has been close to 4 percent for the past two years. The U.S. unemployment rate also edged up two-tenths of a percentage point, to 3.9 percent in December from 3.7 percent in November.

In December, Oregon’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 300 jobs, following a revised gain of

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October 2018 Regional Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | January 11, 2019

Good morning. Below is the University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes for October 2018. The release date is today January 11, 2018. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. Notice Regarding Government Shutdown: The partial government shutdown has… Continue Reading

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Shutdown Impacts 9,600 Federal Jobs in Oregon

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | January 8, 2019

Roughly 9,600 jobs in Oregon are at federal agencies that are not currently funded and are affected by the partial federal government shutdown.

Some of these workers have already been furloughed. Others have funding to cover operations for a few more days. Excepted personnel are still working even though funding for their paychecks has not been appropriated. According to the U.S. Office of

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Oregon’s Youth and Young Adult Labor Force Participation Trends

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | January 3, 2019

For more than two decades, the labor force participation rate (LFPR) – the percentage of the civilian non-institutionalized population that is either employed or unemployed – for Oregon’s youth and young adult population has been on a general downward trend. The LFPR for people between the ages of 16 and 24 years dropped from a peak of 72.9 percent in 1996 to 54.2 in 2015, a considerable decline

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Occupations with the Most Jobs Paying Less Than $12.00 per Hour

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | December 31, 2018

Oregon’s minimum wage levels were set by Senate Bill 1532 in 2016. The minimum wage increases on July 1st of each year through 2022. There are three tiers of step increases based on geography.Oregon’s most recent minimum wage increase came on July 1, 2018, but the raises weren’t the same across the state. Minimum wage increased to $12.00 per hour inside the Portland urban growth boundary, $10.50

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November 2018 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | December 27, 2018

Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.3 percent in November 2018. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in November included Hood River (3.4%), Washington (3.4%), and Multnomah (3.6%). 

Seven of Oregon’s counties had unemployment rates at or below the statewide unemployment rate of 3.9 percent and four were at or below the national

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Employment in the Automotive Repair and Maintenance Industry Remains Lower than the Pre-Recession Peak

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | December 21, 2018

About 3.1 million Oregonians held a driver’s license in Oregon in 2018 and the state had more than 4.1 million registered vehicles. That doesn’t include vehicles registered elsewhere that travel into the state. That’s a lot of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and motor homes on the road with the potential to break down and need some kind of servicing or require regularly scheduled preventative

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Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Was 3.9 Percent in November

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | December 18, 2018

Oregon’s unemployment rate edged up to 3.9 percent in November from 3.8 percent in October. Oregon’s unemployment rate has been close to 4 percent for the past two years. The U.S. unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent in both October and November.In November, Oregon’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 2,400 jobs, following a revised gain of 4,300 jobs in October. In November,

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TAO Digital Health Interoperability Summit – Jan. 15

By Codi Spodnik | December 17, 2018

Technology Association of Oregon is offering an opportunity to explore the current state of data in the healthcare industry, including ways companies are addressing bottlenecks and improving the delivery of care through the smarter use of data. Healthcare thought-leaders, data experts and tech company leaders will share their expertise. What: Interoperability Summit Date: Tues, Jan. […]

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