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Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.7 Percent in August

Wildfires Impact  Devastating wildfires have ravaged workplaces, homes, communities, and more than 1 million acres of land across Oregon over the past several days. This release covers the Oregon employment situation in August. It does not capture the personal and economic disruption caused by these disasters. Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent in August from 10.4 percent in July

Wildfires in Oregon: Businesses and Jobs in Evacuation Zones

Over the past several days, we've watched in collective fear and sadness as nearly 1 million acres of our beautiful state have gone up in flames. While in recent history most wildfires have been isolated to wilderness areas, the 16 fires currently burning across Oregon are destroying homes and businesses in several areas across the state. While the Research Division of the Employment Department

9/18: Join us for the InventOR 2020 Championships!

Join SOREDI and RCC as we help host the 2020 InventOR statewide championships on Friday, September 18. InventOR is a college competition for students from all majors and backgrounds to […]

Member news: RCC Health Professions Center – Grand Opening

In order to ensure everyone’s safety at this time, our grand opening will be live-streamed on our website. Visit the link above on Sept. 18 at 5 p.m to join […]

Link Repaired!

The previous email contained a broken link. The corrected link to the Statewide Economic Indicators for July 2o2o is: Link to full report (with charts!) here. Sorry for any confusion.

Economic Forum and July Statewide Economic Indicators

Please stay safe as our state struggles with this historic wildfire season. Economic Forum We are once again partnering with the SEDCOR in Salem for a virtual Economic Forum next week. I hope you can join me and Oregon’s state… Continue Reading

Community Gems: Salmon, Settlers, and back to Salmon

Long before Gold Hill became an incorporated city in 1895, the area around Ti’lomikh Falls was home to the Takelma Indian Tribe. With the river to provide salmon, trout, and […]

SOREDI Fire Update

SOREDI staff and offices are safe from the fires. We understand how challenging this is and will continue to be for the region. Please reach out— we are available and […]

Celebrating Oregon’s Worker’s: Labor Day 2020

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City. By 1884, 23 other states adopted the holiday to celebrate workers. In the same year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday within the District of Columbia and its territories. The United States differs from the majority of the world on the date of their

Celebrating Oregon’s Worker’s: Labor Day 2020

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City. By 1884, 23 other states adopted the holiday to celebrate workers. In the same year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday within the District of Columbia and its territories. The United States differs from the majority of the world on the date of their