Wildfires Impact Devastating wildfires have ravaged workplaces, homes, communities, and more than 1 million acres of land across Oregon in recent weeks. This release covers the Oregon employment situation in August. It does not capture the personal and economic disruption caused by these disasters.Press ReleaseIn August 2020, all 36 of Oregon’s counties experienced over-the-month decreases in
Last week we posted a summary of available information about the business establishments and jobs located in wildfire evacuation zones as of the morning of September 11. That turned out to be the largest single-day total of business establishments and jobs located in evacuation zones for Oregon statewide. Last Friday (September 11), there were 21,350 business establishments and 232,600 jobs in
Since public health measures were enacted to curtail the spread of COVID-19, Oregon has seen an unprecedented and devastating impact on the economy. Business practices have been curtailed in nearly every industry as businesses adhere to social distancing measures. Unfortunately, the impact of these changes are being felt unequally among Oregonians. Women in particular are feeling the effects of
Devastating wildfires have ravaged workplaces, homes, communities, and more than 1 million acres of land across Oregon over the past several days. This release covers the Oregon employment situation in August. It does not capture the personal and economic disruption caused by these disasters.
Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent in August from 10.4 percent in July
Over the past several days, we’ve watched in collective fear and sadness as nearly 1 million acres of our beautiful state have gone up in flames. While in recent history most wildfires have been isolated to wilderness areas, the 16 fires currently burning across Oregon are destroying homes and businesses in several areas across the state. While the Research Division of the Employment Department
The previous email contained a broken link. The corrected link to the Statewide Economic Indicators for July 2o2o is:
Link to full report (with charts!) here.
Sorry for any confusion.
Please stay safe as our state struggles with this historic wildfire season. Economic Forum We are once again partnering with the SEDCOR in Salem for a virtual Economic Forum next week. I hope you can join me and Oregon’s state… Continue Reading
SOREDI staff and offices are safe from the fires. We understand how challenging this is and will continue to be for the region. Please reach out— we are available and […]
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City. By 1884, 23 other states adopted the holiday to celebrate workers. In the same year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday within the District of Columbia and its territories. The United States differs from the majority of the world on the date of their