Oregon’s job growth started 2016 with a sprint and finished the year strong, if not quite at a sprint’s pace. Early in the year, the state reached a personal record of 64,200 jobs added in the 12 months through April, before slowing down later in the year. The 49,500 new jobs added from November 2015 to November 2016 was enough to earn bronze as the third fastest November-to-November jobs gain
In the United States, 68 percent of workers have access to paid sick leave through their employers. A slightly higher share has access to paid vacation (73%) and paid holidays (75%). This access varies between the public and private sectors. In private industry, about two-thirds of workers have access to paid sick leave and just over three-quarters of workers have access to paid vacation and paid
Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in November at 3.9 percent. Grant County (7.5%) registered the highest rate for the month. Eleven of Oregon’s counties had unemployment rates at or below the statewide rate of 5.0 percent and five were at or below the national rate of 4.6 percent. Linn County saw its unemployment rate improve over the year by 1.5 percentage
Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.0 percent in November, from 5.3 percent in October. A year ago, in November 2015, Oregon’s unemployment rate was 5.6 percent.
In November, nonfarm payroll employment grew by 2,500, which was less than the average monthly gain of 4,400 jobs over the prior 12 months. November gains were strongest in professional and business services (+2,700 jobs);
The October 2016 State of Oregon Economic Indexes of was released today. Full report is available here. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. Oregon continues to enjoy solid economic growth. Highlights of this month’s report include: The Oregon measure of economic activity… Continue Reading →
More than 83 percent of Oregon’s population is concentrated in the state’s eight metropolitan statistical areas. Rural cities and towns stand as islands of development surrounded by a sea of forest, farms, and rangeland. This distinct urban/ rural divide is in a large part due to Oregon’s strict land use planning laws, which encourage density in urban settings over suburban sprawl into rural
Employment of multimedia artists and animators in Oregon has increased rapidly over the past decade, with further job growth expected in the next 10 years. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Oregon has one of the highest concentrations of multimedia artists and animators in the country, coming in third behind Georgia and California.
Multimedia artists and animators create visual
The number of women of childbearing age in the labor force and the number of children under age five are both expected to rise over the next 10 years. The share of children being cared for by parents or other relatives is likely to decline. These trends will increase the demand for paid child care. Growth in demand will be moderated somewhat by an increasing number of states investing in early
First off and most important: Happy Thanksgiving! We hope there is delicious food and the company of loved ones for all of you on Thanksgiving. May your travels be safe, […]
Manufacturing remains a significant contributor to Rogue Valley employment and economic output. In 2015 manufacturing accounted for 9.8 percent of payroll employment and 11.8 percent of total Gross Domestic Product. […]