Oregon had the eighth fastest job growth among
the states from January 2016 to January 2017. Adding 43,200 jobs for a growth
rate of 2.4 percent, Oregon’s solid job growth was much slower than first
ranked Idaho (+4.0%) and second ranked Nevada (+3.5%). Oregon’s job growth rate
was nestled between Washington (2.8%) and California (2.0%) growth rates.
Most states added jobs over the last year