Differences in Workers’ Employment, Education and Industry by Ethnicity

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | October 18, 2019

According to the 2013-2017 five-year ACS estimates (the most current available), Oregon had roughly 2.1 million people between the ages of 25 and 64. Of them, 236,000 were of Hispanic or Latino origin, while the state’s non-Hispanic population in the same prime working age range totaled 1.9 million. The non-Hispanic population includes Oregonians of any race (African-American, Asian, Native

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Oregon’s Job Growth Cools in September

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

In September, Oregon’s total nonfarm payroll employment added 200 jobs, following a loss of 900 jobs in August. Job gains have cooled recently, averaging only 100 per month over the past five months. This flat economic trend is in contrast to gains that averaged 3,000 jobs per month in all of calendar year 2018, and 4,100 jobs per month during the rapid and consistent growth Oregon experienced

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Oregon’s Forestry and Logging Industry Employment

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | October 10, 2019

Oregon is one of the world’s great tree-growing areas. The state’s soils and climate provide ideal conditions to grow such commercially viable species as Douglas fir and ponderosa pine. Forests cover more than 30 million of Oregon’s 62 million acres – almost half of the state’s landmass.

Firms in the forestry and logging sector grow and harvest timber on a long production cycle, generally of 10

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Help Wanted in Oregon: Employers Report 62,800 Vacancies in Summer

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

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’s

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Oregon’s Per Capita Personal Income Ranked 25th Highest in 2018

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

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 transfer

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August 2019 Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | October 4, 2019

This is the University of Oregon State of Oregon Economic Indicators for August 2019. The release date is October 4, 2019. Special thanks to our sponsor, KeyBank. Link to full report (with charts!) here. The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity… Continue Reading

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In Celebration of Manufacturing Day: Manufacturing in Oregon

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | October 2, 2019

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 detailed

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Job Opening: Rogue Innovation Hub Director

By Codi Spodnik | October 2, 2019

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 […]

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Steady College Enrollment Rate among Recent High School Grads

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

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 college

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Unemployment/Employment Growth Data by County

By Codi Spodnik | September 25, 2019

State of Oregon Employment Department Data Fast Facts Dashboard, seasonally adjusted, August 2018 – August 2019 Report of Help Wanted Ads Online National vs. Statewide measures

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