Economic Indicators

Renewable Energy Production Jobs in Oregon Totaled 1,825 in 2018.

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

Earth Day is held every year in the United States on April 22nd as a day intended to raise awareness and invoke an appreciation for the Earth’s environment. In honor of the 49th official Earth Day, here is some information about renewable energy production jobs in Oregon!

In the U.S., renewables provided 13 percent of the energy generated in 2017 according to the U.S. Energy Information

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Oregon Adds 5,700 Jobs in March

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | April 16, 2019

Oregon’s total nonfarm payroll employment rose 5,700 jobs in March, following a decline of 1,200 jobs in February. Five major industries each added close to 1,000 jobs in March: professional and business services (+1,300 jobs), government (+1,100), health care and social assistance (+900), other services (+800), and leisure and hospitality (+700). None of the major industries cut a substantial

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February 2019 Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | April 11, 2019

This is the University of Oregon State of Oregon Economic Indicators for February 2019. The release date is April 11, 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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Made in Oregon: A Profile of the State’s Manufacturing Sector

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | April 11, 2019

Oregon-made products have secured a spot on store shelves around the country, and even the world. Some of these products have obvious Oregon roots, tasty things like marionberry jam, cheese, fine wines, and beers that say ‘Oregon’ right on the label. Some Oregon-made products remain out of view, however. For example, components in the device you’re reading this article with might have been made

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January 2019 Oregon Regional Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | April 9, 2019

Good morning.  Below is the University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes for January 2019. The release date is April 10, 2019. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. Strong employment gains boosted regional measures in the first… Continue Reading

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February 2019 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | March 26, 2019

Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.4 percent in February 2019. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in February included Washington (3.7%) and Hood River (3.8%). Only these three counties had unemployment rates at or below the national rate of 3.8 percent. Seven of Oregon’s counties had unemployment rates below the statewide rate of

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Oregon’s Job Growth 16th Fastest Among the States

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | March 21, 2019

Oregon had the 16th fastest job growth among the states from January 2018 to January 2019. Adding 29,500 jobs for a growth rate of 1.5 percent, Oregon’s respectable job growth was slower than first ranked Nevada (+3.9%), and neighboring Washington (+2.5%) and Idaho (+2.4%). California ranked 17th with a growth rate of 1.4 percent. Oregon’s job growth rate last year was slightly slower than the

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Oregon’s Unemployment Rate 4.4% in February

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

Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in February and 4.3 percent in January. Oregon’s unemployment rate has ranged between 4.0 percent and 4.4 percent since November 2016, with the low of 4.0 percent occurring in May, June, and July 2018. The U.S. unemployment rate declined to 3.8 percent in February from 4.0 percent in January.

Oregon’s total nonfarm payroll employment changed little in

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January 2019 Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | March 18, 2019

Below is the University of Oregon State of Oregon Economic Indicators for January 2019. The release date is March 18, 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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January 2019 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | March 12, 2019

Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.4 percent in January 2019. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in January included Hood River (3.5%) and Washington (3.7%). Seven of Oregon’s counties had unemployment rates at or below the statewide unemployment rate of 4.3 percent and the national rate of 4.0 percent.Grant County registered the

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