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.
From machinery to high technology, gains in productivity continue to shape the employment picture.
For many Oregonians, weekly earnings expanded over the past four years.
About 72,000 people in the greater Portland metro area work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The result of any analysis depends on assumptions made at the beginning; the same is true of statistics on firm size classes.
Employment growth was a bit stronger than initially reported during 2012.
Parents in the Beaver State have higher labor force participation rates than the average across the nation.
Since 2008, Oregon wages have risen at almost exactly the same rate as inflation.
Oregon's job growth in 2012 was not enough to fill in the deep hole dug by the recession.
More than half of the private-sector firms in Oregon had fewer than five employees in March 2012.
More than 5,800 private-sector establishments are located within one-quarter mile of the 134 exits along the Oregon portion of I-5.
Roughly 6 percent of people who make their living in Oregon, make their home in some other state.
There has been a notable rise in median job tenure over the past six years: between 2006 and 2012 this figure rose from 3.8 to 4.6 years.
The vast majority of workers in Oregon use an automobile to travel to work.
Holiday hiring recovered somewhat in 2011.
Even with many unemployed seeking work, some businesses are having trouble recruiting workers with the right skills.
Baby boom retirements are coming, and employers will need to plan for them.
In the two years after the Great Recession, Oregon added back about one-quarter of the jobs lost to recession.
South Korea is Oregon's fifth largest export market - the destination for $1.1 billion in Oregon goods in 2011.
Two different surveys of employers found that green employment made up 3 percent of Oregon's workforce in 2010.
Most Oregon exports go to other states. This article covers destinations as well as what products Oregon exports.
Oregon women are more likely to be in the labor force than women nationwide, a long-standing trend.
Nearly two-thirds of Oregon's teen workers are employed in leisure and hospitality or retail trade.
Employment projections by industry for the period 2010 to 2020 have just been released.