For timber, a steady decline in jobs

Downward trend sparked political backlash.

Even amid the economic recovery from the Great Recession, Clatsop County’s timber industry has declined.

Jobs in forestry and logging are off by nearly 40% from 2008 — 280 to 169 in 2018 — while wood and paper manufacturing fell by more than a quarter, or 1,294 to 948.

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