Crop production and animal production have both added jobs, but crop production has had a bumpier road in recent years.
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 July 2014.
Oregon's manufacturing production workers averaged 40 hours per week in July.
Some coastal counties have a very high share of their employment located within possible tsunami inundation zones.
Logging and wood products employment was up slightly in 2013, but still well below the recent peak of 40,300 reached in 2005.
Oregon's economy picked up steam in 2013 and hasn't let up since. First quarter 2014 job growth registered a healthy 2.6 percent.
Roughly 7 percent of people who make their living in Oregon, make their home in some other state.
Oregon agricultural product sales totaled $4.9 billion in 2012 and ranged from a high of $593 million in Marion County to $5.5 million in Lincoln County.
This small Oregon industry, where business activities require high degrees of expertise and training, has seen strong growth.
With its diverse scenery and locations, Oregon is a popular place for filming movies, commercials and television specials.
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The food services industry provides many jobs, and has been a source of first jobs and early work experience for generations.
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.