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Worker Access to Paid Leave Benefits
In the United States, 74 percent of workers have access to paid sick leave through their employers. About the same share has access to paid vacation (75%) and paid holidays (77%). This access varies between the public and private sectors. In private industry, 71 percent of workers have access to paid sick leave and more than three-quarters of workers have access to paid vacation and paid holidays
Final Days to Register for This Year’s Forum!
Just a reminder – register soon to secure your space for next week’s event! 15th Annual Oregon Economic Forum Reaching for Economic Equity and Inclusion in the Second Gilded Age October 17, 2018 Portland Waterfront Marriott 7:00–11:00 AM Breakfast begins at 7:00… Continue Reading →
Who’s Driving Oregon’s Wage Growth?
By Damon Runberg
Wages in Oregon have been on the rise over the past three years. From fourth quarter 2014 to fourth quarter 2017, the quarterly average wage (smoothed and adjusted for inflation) rose by around 6.7 percent (+$800 per quarter). This is seemingly good news, right? This means that during that three-year period the average worker had more disposable income when accounting for the