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Oregon’s Job Growth 16th Fastest Among the States
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
Oregon’s Unemployment Rate 4.4% in February
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
January 2019 Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators
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 →