Tag Archives: Economic Recovery

Economic recovery was uneven in Jackson County after Great Recession

The Rogue Valley saw wild swings in unemployment from 2009 to 2019. “We were in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression in the 1930s,” Guy Tauer said of the economic crash more than a decade ago. Tauer is the Oregon Department of Employment’s regional economist for Jackson, Josephine, Coos and Curry […]
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In Oregon, Harney County’s Economy Is Rebounding Nearly 4 Years After Refuge Standoff

In Oregon, Harney County’s economic hardships became a flashpoint four years ago when armed, far-right militias took over Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Today the county’s economy is rebounding. Source: In Oregon, Harney County’s Economy Is Rebounding Nearly 4 Years After Refuge Standoff

Oregon’s Rural Counties Haven’t Recovered From the Great Recession, Report Finds

The Oregon Center for Public Policy found that rosy statewide unemployment figures don’t capture difficulties in rural counties. Source: Oregon’s Rural Counties Haven’t Recovered From the Great Recession, Report Finds

The recovery is alive and well. How much longer will it be?

The recovery shows no sign of slowing down, let alone slipping into recession — for now. Markets think it’s the end of the recovery as we know it, but the economy feels fine. Better than fine, actually. After all, it just added a blockbuster 312,000 jobs in December, turns out to have added 58,000 more […]
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Are we richer than we think?

Conventional wisdom holds that incomes are ‘stagnant,’ even when — as a Pew study indicates — they’re moving ahead slowly. The Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan think tank, put out an interesting report the other day, whose main conclusion is this: Much of the Great Recession’s economic damage has been repaired. On average, most working […]
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Workers Hardest Hit by Recession Are Joining in Recovery

The least educated American workers, who took the hardest hit in the Great Recession, were also among the slowest to harvest the gains of the recovery. Now they are a striking symbol of a strong economy. The unemployment rate for those without a high school diploma fell to 5.1 percent in July, the Labor Department […]
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OUR VIEW: The state of our state

How is Oregon doing as a state? Gov. Kate Brown answered that question only in the broadest sense during her State of the State speech this week: “Oregon’s rising economic tide should be lifting all boats. Yet many hardworking families are still under water.” Source: OUR VIEW: The state of our state – Editorials – […]
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Deschutes County organizations can seek loans for wildfire damage

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is working with the state of Oregon to identify businesses and nonprofits that suffered economically from the slate of late-summer wildfires in Central Oregon. The sheriff’s office announced Friday that office’s emergency management unit is accepting applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is operated […]
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Gov. Brown meets with people hit hard by Eagle Creek Fire in Gorge

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visited the Gorge on Friday, meeting with business owners and community members affected by the Eagle Creek Fire. She began her day in Cascade Locks, where several people shared their own stories of lost revenue, lost tourism and lost paychecks. “I was there the day the fire started, I actually drove […]
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Oregon Governor Says Gorge Economic Recovery Will Take Months

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Friday she thinks it’ll take several months for businesses in the Columbia River Gorge to recover from the Eagle Creek Fire. Some business owners said sales dropped 40 to 70 percent because of the blaze, which was still burning nearby as of Friday. “It’s gonna take some time,” Brown said. […]
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