Oregon's top earners have seen wage gains, while the lowest 40 percent have seen wage declines.
The average payroll for private firms in Oregon was $472,000 in 2012.
Oregon's PCPI totaled $38,786 in 2012, 90.8 percent of the nation's PCPI ($42,693). Oregon ranks in 34th place among all states and the District of Columbia.
When it comes to measuring economic activity, GDP is often cited as the measure.
All but one industry - state and local government - experienced growth in number of jobs from 2011 to 2012.
High-wage workers' slice of the wage pie has increased in size, while that of low- and middle-wage workers has shrunk.
Recently, some groups of goods and services have seen price increases, some decreases, and some prices have stagnated.
Oregon's lower cost of living accounts for some of the state's per capita income gap with the nation.
This indicator shows wage gains have been smaller during the recession than they were previously.
Personal income is the sum of all income divided by the population. Trends and components of PCPI differ in metro vs. nonmetro areas.
Dramatic differences exist between the patterns of job losses and growth during the 2001 and 2008 recessions.
Why does Washington State's personal income compare so favorably with the national average, while Oregon lags behind?
People with more than one job seem to have been hit harder by the Great Recession than those with a single job.
The minimum wage will increase on January 1. Oregon will continue to have the second-highest minimum wage in the country.
The headline Consumer Price Index is always in the news, but did you know the Bureau of Labor Statistics produces many different measures of inflation?
Bureau of Economic Analysis data show proprietor jobs capture a larger share of employment in rural areas.
Oregon's per capita personal income gap with the nation has generally been growing since 1996.
Many economic indicators measure wages and income to gauge the relative prosperity of Oregon's individuals and households.
Women's participation stabilizes, earnings grow, but disparities still exist.