Food manufacturing is a steady industry that's employed about the same number of Oregonians for decades.
Access to historical employment and wage information has never been easier. Our on-line database contains over 20 years of detailed industry data for Oregon and all counties.
The Current Employment Statistics (CES) monthly survey provides the most up-to-date employment estimates available. Industry employment figures are available for all labor market areas in Oregon.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
The Voice is an online information center about what's happening in Oregon's dynamic manufacturing sector. It collects and consolidates news, resources, programs, and contacts from companies, consortia, industry and labor groups, education and training providers, and government organizations.
Analysis of the employment and unemployment data for October 2013.
Construction has added thousands of jobs recently, growing faster than anticipated just a few months ago.
Logging and wood products employment was up slightly in 2012, but still well below the recent peak of 40,300 reached in 2005.
In terms of net job gains, the fourth quarter of 2012 was the strongest fourth quarter since 2006, before the onset of the Great Recession.
Job growth is expected to accelerate, with the state fully regaining the nearly 150,000 jobs lost during the recession by early 2015.
After losing jobs for three years during the recession, Oregon's private sector added about 23,000 jobs in both 2011 and 2012.
A large majority of Americans drink coffee. To serve them, Oregon has lots of coffee shops; sometimes multiple shops on the same block.
Medical equipment and supplies comprise a small part of the state's manufacturing sector, but accounts for a wide variety of products.
Although the vast majority of retail activity still occurs in these physical store locations, a major subsector of retail trade is nonstore retail.
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While casinos and resorts provide the bulk of tribal jobs, tribal economic activity is spread across many sectors and areas of the state.
This monthly newsletter contains the latest information on trends in employment and unemployment, as well as providing in-depth coverage of a wide range of economic and labor market topics.
A Local Labor Trends newsletter is published each month for the 13 regions within the state, and each contains the most recent information on local area employment and unemployment.
In Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties, nearly one-third of fabricated metal manufacturers struggled to find qualified workers in 2011.
A new survey of employers finds that green jobs make up 3 percent of Oregon's workforce.
Whether you are looking for the largest industries, the occupations with the most job openings, or the fastest-growing occupations, you will find the information here.
Tables of monthly and annual average agricultural employment by area.