Tag Archives: Employment

Age discrimination: Intel investigation drags on for years, worker protections lag

Testifying before Congress this fall, the new chairwoman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission outlined the agency’s top principles – first among them, a responsibility to promptly investigate discrimination complaints. “We owe it to these employees as well as everyone else involved to honor their courage by swiftly addressing their concerns,” commission chairwoman Janet […]
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Oregon Construction Employment at Record Highs

Oregon’s construction industry reached a record high number of jobs in recent months, employing an average of 108,000 during the 12 months ending with October 2019. The industry added jobs steadily and rapidly in recent years, following a prolonged slump in 2009 through 2012, when employment remained near 70,000 for several years after the last […]
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Economists: Oregon’s slow job growth doesn’t point to recession

‘It is an open question as to whether firms are hiring less because they are seeing weaker sales or because the labor market is tight and finding workers is difficult.’ Oregon’s economy continues to expand and household incomes are growing, but job growth is slowing and the risk of recession is still present. Source: Pamplin […]
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Central Oregon job growth is strong

Revised estimates show strength. If Mike Guegien could he’d be ramping up his business, but he can’t find the right kind of employees for Bend Custom Decks. He’s posted jobs on various employment websites, but many of the applicants don’t have experience and ask for $25 an hour. Source: Central Oregon job growth is strong; […]
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Business: Oregon’s jobless rate holding steady

The Oregon Employment Department reports the unemployment rate for September and October held steady at 4.1 percent. Source: Business: Oregon’s jobless rate holding steady | News | currypilot.com

Oregon Workforce and Economic Information: Employment Among Oregon’s Veteran’s

In 2018, the unemployment rate for veterans in Oregon was 4.8 percent, according to the Current Population Survey. Overall, Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in 2018. Across the U.S., veterans had a lower unemployment rate of 3.5 percent. About 296,000 veterans lived in Oregon in 2018. More than half of veterans (162,000) were not […]
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Oregon Workforce and Economic Information: Oregon Employment Forecast: Solid Fundamentals, More Uncertainty

The U.S. economic expansion turned 10 years old this summer, making it the longest expansion in recorded history. Locally, Oregon continues to add jobs and our unemployment rate remains at or near record lows. In addition, incomes are rising and initial claims for unemployment insurance (a measure of layoffs) are down. All told, the state’s […]
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Oregon Workforce and Economic Information: The Mental Health Industry

In recent years, society has been learning that mental health can be just as important as physical health. Oregon has joined in this trend, evidenced by the strong growth in mental health care workers around the state. Hospitals, clinics, and residential facilities employ thousands of trained mental health workers to help people get better. These […]
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September 2019 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.3 percent in September 2019. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in September included Hood River (3.4%), Washington (3.4%), and Multnomah (3.6%). Three counties had unemployment rates at or below the national rate of 3.5 percent. Nine of Oregon’s counties had unemployment […]
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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. Source: […]
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