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2016 Oregon Economic Forum

By Tim Duy | July 4, 2016

What’s Next After the Election? Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Portland Art Museum Doors open at 7am for breakfast Registration coming soon! Join us for the 13th Annual Oregon Economic Forum where we will explore the aftermath of another brutal election cycle and what it means for the economy. We have invited a special guest, Stan […]

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May 2016 State of Oregon Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | July 4, 2016

The May 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 grow at a pace similar to that of prior expansions. Highlights of this month’s report include: The Oregon measure of economic activity slipped to 0.62, […]

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Fourth of July: Stars & Stripes and Fireworks

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | July 1, 2016

Oregoniansacross the state will be celebrating the 240th anniversary of ournation’s Declaration of Independence with barbeques featuring Oregon-grownfare, pies made from Oregon cherries, and fireworks as permitted under Oregon Revised Statutes 480.110through 480.165. They willalso enjoy displays created by Oregon’s professional pyrotechnic companies.FireworksThe U.S. Census Bureau Click here to read more on the Oregon Workforce […]

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Oregon Continues to Attract Migrants

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | June 27, 2016

In 2015, Oregon’s population increased by 51,100, surpassing the mark of 4 million residents. This marked growth of 1.3 percent over the year. A lot of Oregon’s population increase was due to net migration, which at 40,600 people was the largest net migration since 2006. Natural increases contributed 10,500 to population growth, which may be […]

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April 2016 Oregon Regional Indicators

By Tim Duy | June 23, 2016

The March 2016 State of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes of was released today. Full report is available here. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. Regional economies maintained their momentum in April. Highlights of the report include: The measures for all regions continue to indicate above average growth (both the “raw” April […]

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SOREDI Annual Meeting & Dinner is Next Week! Have you registered?

By Colleen | June 22, 2016

Oh oh! We have less than 50 seats left for the “The Prize is Right” annual meeting! But you can still get 5 raffle tickets if you register now! Registration will close at midnight on Tuesday, June 28. Sorry, no walk-in guests accepted. Register now and receive 10 raffle tickets for SOREDI’s “The Prize is Right!” […]

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Half of Top 20 Fastest Growing Occupations Are in Health Care

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | June 15, 2016

At the broad occupation group level, construction (21%) and health care (19%) top the list for fastest growing by 2024. In terms of fastest growing, half of the top 20 fastest growing occupations are in the health care field.Service occupations (which include protective services, building and grounds cleaning, personal appearance workers, funerals service workers and […]

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Oregon’s Labor Market Largely Unchanged in May

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | June 13, 2016

Oregon’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.5 percent in May, the same rate as in the prior two months. This kept the state’s rate close to the national level, as the U.S. unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in May and 5.0 percent in April.Payroll employment gained only 1,200 jobs in May, following gains averaging 5,300 […]

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Health Care Leads Long-Term Job Growth in Oregon

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | June 12, 2016

The Employment Department’s long-term employment projections to 2024 are now available for 100 industries and 700 occupations statewide. Oregon’s largest industries — such as health care and professional and business services — are generally expected to add the most jobs in the coming years. Health care and professional and business services are also two of […]

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View from the Top (Wages, That is)

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | June 9, 2016

How would a wage of $78,500 strike you? Probably as a really good wage, but not an absolutely spectacular one. Now, how would you like to make that much every three months for a total annual wage of $314,000? Welcome to the world of the top 1 percent.There were roughly 1.8 million workers in Oregon […]

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