Payroll employment rose strongly in Josephine County from May 2016 to May 2017, up by 4.2 percent, which was nearly the fastest growth among Oregon’s metro area counties. Only Deschutes County had faster job growth during that time, adding 5.0 percent. So that’s the good news. The less good news is that growth in average wages during the most recent year available in Josephine County has been soft, only rising by 2.3 percent. Click here for more.
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