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September 2019 Oregon Regional Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | December 5, 2019

Good morning. Below is the University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes for September 2019. The release date is December 5, 2019. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. Link to full report (with many charts!) here. Regional… Continue Reading

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Oregon Construction Employment at Record Highs

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | December 4, 2019

Oregon’s construction industry reached a record high number of jobs in recent months, employing an average of 108,000 during the 12 months ending with October 2019. The industry added jobs steadily and rapidly in recent years, following a prolonged slump in 2009 through 2012, when employment remained near 70,000 for several years after the last recession.

Looking back 30 years, clearly the

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Thanksgiving Fun Facts

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | November 27, 2019

In this time of gratitude, we give thanks to you – our readers! We are grateful to be able to provide you with quality information on Oregon’s labor market so that you can make informed choices about your career, business, policy, grant, or project. On behalf of all of us at the Oregon Employment Department, Happy Thanksgiving! For Thanksgiving, we’re treating you with some fun facts related to

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Working Over Time: Workers 65 and Older in Oregon

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | November 22, 2019

In the last few decades, the number of people who work later than the “traditional retirement age” of 65 has grown substantially. In fact, the population of workers in their 60s and 70s has been the fastest growing segment of the labor force in the last 10 years.

The number of workers 65 and older in Oregon has more than quadrupled since 1992. People 65 and older now make up nearly 7 percent

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October 2019 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | November 19, 2019

Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.3 percent in October 2019. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in October included Hood River (3.4%), Washington (3.4%), and Multnomah (3.5%). These four counties had unemployment rates below the national rate of 3.6 percent. Ten of Oregon’s counties had unemployment rates at or below the statewide

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Rob’s Retirement Open House – You’re Invited!

By Codi Spodnik | November 13, 2019

Please join us at our office to congratulate Rob Merriman on his retirement from SOREDI!  Friday, November 15 1:00 – 4:30 pm 1311 E. Barnett Rd, Suite 301, Medford We will have popcorn and cake, beverages and all kinds of fun recollections – chocolate chips are optional! The only thing we are missing is YOU! 

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Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Has Stayed Near 4 Percent for Three Years

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | November 13, 2019

Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in September and October. The rate has been between 4.0 percent and 4.4 percent for an unprecedented 36 consecutive months dating back to November 2016. The U.S. unemployment rate ticked up from 3.5 percent in September to 3.6 percent in October.

Other measures of Oregon’s labor force also indicated a tight labor market in recent months. Fewer

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Employment Among Oregon’s Veteran’s

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

In 2018, the unemployment rate for veterans in Oregon was 4.8 percent, according to the Current Population Survey. Overall, Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in 2018. Across the U.S., veterans had a lower unemployment rate of 3.5 percent.

About 296,000 veterans lived in Oregon in 2018. More than half of veterans (162,000) were not in the labor force. This figure could be related to

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September 2019 Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | November 7, 2019

This is the University of Oregon State of Oregon Economic Indicators for September 2019. The release date is November 7, 2019. Special thanks to our sponsor, KeyBank Link to full report (with many charts!) here. The Oregon Measure of Economic… Continue Reading

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Oregon Employment Forecast: Solid Fundamentals, More Uncertainty

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | November 5, 2019

The U.S. economic expansion turned 10 years old this summer, making it the longest expansion in recorded history. Locally, Oregon continues to add jobs and our unemployment rate remains at or near record lows. In addition, incomes are rising and initial claims for unemployment insurance (a measure of layoffs) are down. All told, the state’s economy continues to hit the sweet spot. How long will

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