Hiring demand remained strong in Oregon this summer. Private employers reported 62,800 job vacancies, essentially unchanged (-1%) from the 63,500 job openings reported during summer 2018. The labor market also remained tight. For both Oregon and the U.S., the ratio of unemployed persons to job openings has been 1-to-1 for three consecutive summers.
Here are a few more highlights about Oregon’sRead More
Oregon’s total personal income ranked 26th in the nation in 2018, one spot below the 2017 rank. Data on personal income comes from the Bureau of Economic Analysis – a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
State personal income captures total income within a state and is the sum of three main components: net earnings (wages, salaries, employer contributions); personal current transferRead More
In celebration of Manufacturing Day, here are some facts about manufacturing in Oregon.
In August 2019, 205,200 people were employed in Oregon’s manufacturing sector, making up more than 10 percent of Oregon’s total nonfarm employment.
Nearly one out of five (19.4%) of Oregon’s manufacturing workers in 2018 worked in computer and electronic product manufacturing. The next largest detailedRead More
If you know of anyone that would like to direct a center that provides STEM / CTE experiences to youth, industry partnering for hands on workforce training, and also provides Makerspace access to entrepreneurs and makers in our area please let them know that RCC’s Rogue Innovation Hub is seeking a new Director. Click here […]Read More
For the last 15 years, the overall share of recent high school graduates that are attending college by October of the year they graduated has been between 66 percent and 70 percent. While it might make logical sense to think that enrollment rates of recent high school graduates would depend to some degree on the business cycle, in the last couple of decades the decision to attend collegeRead More
Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.2 percent in August 2019. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in August included Hood River (3.4%), Washington (3.4%), and Multnomah (3.5%). Six counties had unemployment rates at or below the national rate of 3.7 percent. Nine of Oregon’s counties had unemployment rates below the statewide rate ofRead More
According to the 2017 Agricultural Census, Oregon’s farm acreage totaled about 16 million in 2017, with 37,616 farms and 67,595 producers. The age of an Oregon principal farm producer averaged 58.9 years in 2017. Wheeler County’s farm producers led the state, averaging 63.7 years of age, while Harney County’s represented the youngest, at 55.6 on average. By age group, producers ages 55 to 64 ledRead More