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Oregon Labor Force Participation Rates by County, 2019

Labor force participation rates for Oregon’s counties in 2019 ranged from a high in Hood River County of 78.9 percent to a low in Curry County of 44.1 percent. Generally, counties located in the Northern part of Oregon, and especially in the Columbia River Gorge, had higher LFPRs in 2019. Counties located along the coast, and in the Southern and Eastern parts of Oregon generally had lower LFPRs.

Oregon Labor Force Participation Rates by County, 2019

Labor force participation rates for Oregon’s counties in 2019 ranged from a high in Hood River County of 78.9 percent to a low in Curry County of 44.1 percent. Generally, counties located in the Northern part of Oregon, and especially in the Columbia River Gorge, had higher LFPRs in 2019. Counties located along the coast, and in the Southern and Eastern parts of Oregon generally had lower LFPRs.

June 2020 Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators

This is the University of Oregon State of Oregon Economic Indicators for June 2020. The release date is August 4, 2020. Special thanks to our sponsor, KeyBank. Link to full report (with charts!) here. The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity… Continue Reading

Oregon Regional Mobility Leveling Off

Good morning! Thank you for subscribing to these reports, and special thanks to KeyBank for sponsoring our work. An inability to get updated data has delayed the latest release of the Regional Economics Indicators; the Oregon Statewide continues to be… Continue Reading

Notes from Colleen’s Desk: The Other Side of the Mountain

I trust that you recognize that mountain. It is actually the other side (from the northeast) of one of our beloved Southern Oregon landmarks, Mt. McLoughlin. How did I happen […]

Member news: Upcoming SBDC Small Business Management Program

Rogue Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers the 2020/2021 Small Business Management Program.  The 2020/21 program is all about business training that teaches both relevant and proven “Best Practices” […]

June 2020 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

In June 2020, all 36 of Oregon’s counties experienced over-the-month decreases in their unemployment rates. In 16 of Oregon’s 36 counties, unemployment rates dropped by 3 percentage points or more. Clatsop County experienced the largest over-the-month decrease at 8.1 percentage points. Counties with the smallest percentage point changes in their unemployment rates since May 2020 include Wheeler

Who Can’t Work From Home During a Global Pandemic?

COVID-19 rapidly spread across the United States and forced a patchwork of shutdowns that reduced business activity in order to save lives. Oregon is no exception as the “Stay Home, Save Lives” executive order was put into effect on March 23rd which enforced social distancing rules. Faced with few options, organizations who could shift to remote work did as a means to survive COVID-19. A study

Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Risky Business!

Did you make it to The Prospers? We hope you did not miss our debut of our first ever virtual live-streamed annual meeting on June 25 – which you can […]

Community Gems: pHerfect Butte Falls

With a population of 435 people hidden into the dense Southern Oregon forests, Butte Falls isn’t usually the first town that comes to mind when one mentions businesses in Jackson […]