In 2015, Oregon had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $43,783. The PCPI ranked 29th in the United States and was 91 percent of the national average, $48,112, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. In Oregon, the 2015 PCPI increased by 5.0 percent from 2014, faster than the nationwide PCPI growth rate of 3.7 percent. In 2005, Oregon’s PCPI was $32,421 and ranked 32nd in the United
In 2015, Oregon had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $43,783. The PCPI ranked 29th in the United States and was 91 percent of the national average, $48,112, according […]
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers in the Portland-Salem area grew 2.6 percent from the second half of 2015 to the second half of 2016, much faster than the U.S. prices increase of 1.5 percent.
Recent focus on housing cost increases in the Portland area is reflected in the Consumer Price Index’s shelter measure. The cost of shelter increased more (6.8%) in the Portland-Salem
Grant County had Oregon’s highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December at 7.2 percent. Benton County (3.7%) registered the lowest rate for the month. Twelve of Oregon’s counties had unemployment rates at or below the statewide rate of 4.6 percent and below the national rate of 4.7 percent. Josephine County saw its unemployment rate improve over the year by 1.8 percentage points, more
Currently, Oregon is home to nine tribal casinos located across the state. These casinos, operated by individual Native American tribal councils, provide a variety of employment opportunities in the gaming industry.
Training, Qualifications, and Advancement
For most gaming occupations, skills are learned mainly through on-the-job training. The gaming occupations that may require more than
Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent in December, from 5.0 percent in November. The U.S. unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in December, down from 5.3 percent in December 2015. Oregon’s unemployment rate and its decline over the year are comparable with the U.S.
In December, nonfarm payroll employment rose by 5,000, which was more than the average monthly gain of 4,400 experienced
Oregon’s workforce is aging. The number of Oregon jobs held by workers age 55 and over tripled from 1992 to 2015, while the total number of jobs grew by just 42 percent. Workers 55 and over held just 10 percent of the jobs in 1992, increasing their share to 23 percent of all jobs by 2015. Driving this trend is the fact that much of the Baby Boom Generation is now 55 and over, and they are more
In recent months we’ve updated the data for a project completed in partnership with the Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon Forest Resources Institute to provide a comprehensive count of forest sector jobs in Oregon.
Forest sector-related employment in Oregon totaled 61,000 in 2015, an increase of almost 4 percent from 58,800 in 2013. Forest-related jobs paid relatively well, with an
Our latest quarterly job vacancy survey results show Oregon businesses reported 52,300 job vacancies in fall 2016. That’s an increase of 7,400 job vacancies compared with the prior fall.
The job vacancy numbers reflect continued, strong employment growth in the state. This fall the 2-to-1 ratio of unemployed Oregonians to job vacancies remained its lowest since comparable records began for the
On July 1, 2016, the minimum wage increased from $9.25 per hour to $9.50 in Oregon’s 13 nonurban counties, and to $9.75 everywhere else in the state. Oregon’s minimum wage is set by the legislature to rise on July 1 each year through 2022, when it will reach $12.50 for nonurban counties, $14.75 in the Portland area, and $13.50 everywhere else. Starting in 2023, the minimum wage will increase