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Per Capita Personal Income Higher in Portland Area and Columbia Gorge
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.
Per capita personal income is calculated by dividing total income by total population in the area. Total income includes wages from work, income from investments like stocks and real
Oregon’s Multiple Jobholders in 2016
In 2016, 106,000 Oregonians held more than one job in addition to their primary job and were considered to be multiple jobholders. The multiple jobholding rate – the proportion of multiple jobholders among all employed workers – was 5.4 percent, which was slightly above the U.S. rate of 5.0 percent.
Multiple jobholding has generally become rarer in Oregon and the U.S. since 1995. Research shows
Oregon’s Unemployment Insurance Claimants by Industry
In 2016, the majority of continued claimants were in the following industries: trade (13.4%), manufacturing (13.1%), construction (10.3%), health care and social assistance (10.2%), and administrative and waste services (10.2%).
Some industries were severely affected by the recent recession. In December 2007, seasonally adjusted continued claims in construction, manufacturing, and trade were