Tag Archives: Households

On the Rise: Single-Person Households | Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

The other week The Wall Street Journal had a fascinating article on the rise of single-person households and how companies are offering and redesigning products to better meet the needs of individuals rather than those of, say, a family of four. State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access directly from the Wall Street Journal, […]
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Umatilla County tops state with waste collection event

Umatilla County collected 12 tons of hazardous household waste at its September drop-off drive, topping every other event in the state. The DEQ is suggesting other counties emulate the program. Gina Miller in the county’s planning department planned and coordinated the Sept. 22 free disposal of household hazards ranging from old paint to car batteries […]
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Live with your parents? Here’s where you are most likely to live in Oregon

These cities are where 18-34 year olds are most likely to live with their parents. There are many reasons a young adult might choose to live at home after 18. A lot of the cities where the most young adults live with their parents are close to commuter colleges, or they could be saving up […]
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A Few Thoughts on Wealth | Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

Economists have tons of data and research on current incomes. However we have considerably less on wealth. In fact we have next to nothing at the regional or local level. Given the increased concentration of wealth in recent decades, and the aging of the large Baby Boomer generation, wealth is becoming a larger component of […]
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Oregon Workforce and Economic Information: Thanksgiving Fun Facts

In this time of gratitude, we give thanks for you – our readers. We are grateful for the pleasure of providing you with quality information on Oregon’s labor market so that you can make informed choices about your career, business, policy, grant, or project. On behalf of all of us at the Oregon Employment Department, Happy […]
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Oregon’s Energy Intensity and Household Spending

Energy costs can have big impacts on the economy. This has certainly been the case historically with the 1973 oil crisis and U.S. recession being a prime example. More recently we can observe the impact of gas prices on American automobile purchases. When gas is near $4 per gallon, we buy more cars, but when […]
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Most Americans aren’t financially healthy, despite growing economy

The economy is growing, unemployment is low and workers are starting to see wage gains. A new survey from the University of Southern California and the nonprofit Center for Financial Services Innovation makes the case that, despite a healthy-looking economy, many Americans struggle to remain on firm financial footing. The survey, called the Financial Health […]
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U.S. household debt rises to $13.3 trillion in second quarter

Americans’ borrowing reached $13.29 trillion in the second quarter, up $454 billion from a year ago, marking a 16th consecutive quarter of increases, a New York Federal Reserve report released on Tuesday showed. The level of U.S. consumer debt was $618 billion higher than the previous peak of $12.68 trillion in the third quarter of […]
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Millions of U.S. Homeowners Still Under Water on Mortgages

A staggering number of American homeowners remain under water on their mortgages a decade after the housing bubble burst. Almost 4.5 million households — or 9.1 percent — owed more than their homes are worth in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to data firm Zillow, with an estimated 713,000 owing at least twice as […]
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Pew Report Highlights the Age of ‘Shotgun Cohabitation’

A new report highlights the growing trend of unmarried parents living together with their children. When young couples of the ’60s and ’70s thought about the future, their path forward was often clear: get married, move in, have babies. Two of the steps of that sequence swapped places decades ago—for the first time, in the […]
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