Category Archives: Dept. of Administrative Services (DAS)

Oregon Guardsmen transport supplies to support medical response 

The Oregon National Guard, in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Administrative Services is scheduled to provide and deliver 150 military cots along with blankets and hygiene packs Thursday to La Grande. Source: Oregon Guardsmen transport supplies to support medical response | Coronavirus | eastoregonian.com

Statement on COVID-19 and the Economic Outlook – Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

The public health and economic landscape has shifted dramatically in recent weeks. Our office continues to assess the damage and identify channels of impact on the economy. Given the scale of the events, economic forecasters are increasing assuming a recession in the baseline. However it is still too soon to know the full extent of […]
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COVID-19: Social Distancing, Isolation, and the Workforce

The public health situation continues to evolve in recent days. Equity and bond markets are dropping, signaling elevated concerns, to say the least. Here at home Governor Brown declared a public health emergency over the weekend, which helps fund state health programs and bring additional health care professionals into the fold. Source: COVID-19: Social Distancing, […]
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Economic Impact | Coastal Towns | Queer Fiction – OPB’s Think Out Loud

As businesses begin shutting down and laying off workers, the economic impacts of the new coronavirus are just beginning to be felt in Oregon. What will the long term impacts be? Joshua Lehner, an economist with the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, is looking into it. Spring break usually signals the beginning of the tourism season […]
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For most of state government, life continues mostly unchanged

For much of state government, life in the coronavirus era goes on with less interruption. For certain classes of state employees, the state has announced that their request to work remotely will be considered approved unless they hear otherwise from their supervisor within 72 hours. Because each agency manages its own employees’ telecommuting, there is […]
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Orders State Action On Climate Change

Oregon Republicans killed cap and trade this year. Now, they’ll have to contend with cap and reduce. Closing a loop on a pledge she made last year, Gov. Kate Brown issued an executive order Tuesday that aims to sharply curb greenhouse gas emissions with a full-court press by government agencies. Source: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Orders State […]
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COVID-19: Social Distancing, Isolation, and the Workforce 

The public health situation continues to evolve in recent days. Equity and bond markets are dropping, signaling elevated concerns, to say the least. Here at home Governor Brown declared a public health emergency over the weekend, which helps fund state health programs and bring additional health care professionals into the fold. As our office noted […]
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Coronavirus, the Economy, and Oregon

Our office continues to get asked about the potential impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the economy. Long story short is that it is still too early to tell how much economic fallout will occur given the ongoing public health developments as the virus spreads. That said, we did write up our thoughts on the […]
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Young Oregonians and the Trades | Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

Two years ago our office really dug into the trades and classic blue collar occupations. Today we’re back with an updated look based on available Oregon data. Today, as then, the primary focus and concern is trying to see if younger workers are avoiding these potential career paths. This matters for at least a couple of […]
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Will coronavirus outbreak make Oregon’s economy sick?

Quarantines would hurt Oregon’s economy, but the expanding virus could also hurt state’s largest export market: China. The emergence of the coronavirus could put a damper on the unprecedented expansion of the Oregon economy. A full-blown recession could be on the horizon if the virus disrupts supply chains, keeps workers from their jobs and causes […]
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