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More Than 40 Percent of Jobs Paid at Least $20.00 Per Hour in 2018
In 2018, the largest number of jobs was held by professional and business services (449,745 or 14.3% of the total jobs in Oregon). The leisure and hospitality industry ran not far behind, capturing 431,829 (13.8% of all) jobs that year. In terms of percent increase, that industry has rebounded more than any other (up 21.4%) since the recession a decade ago. Despite over-the-year gains, three
Community Gems: Books, Buildings and More in Phoenix!
Along I-5 sits a small Southern Oregon city that deserves recognition. Named after a Connecticut Insurance Company in the 1850s, this city now has roughly 4,600 residents. If you think I’m talking about Phoenix, Oregon…you are correct! The city of Phoenix may not be as busy as some cities, but it maintains small-town community spirit—as […]
Oregon’s Unemployment Rate 4.1 Percent in June
Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in June, essentially unchanged from 4.2 percent in May. Oregon’s unemployment rate has been between 4.0 percent and 4.4 percent for 32 months, dating back to November 2016. The U.S. unemployment rate was little changed at 3.7 percent in June.
Oregon’s unemployment rate has been at or near record low levels for nearly three years. Of those unemployed in