Tag Archives: Job Polarization

Oregon Job Polarization, 2017 Update

As the economic expansion matures and the labor market tightens, it brings along with it the feel-good part of the business cycle. Wages and household incomes are rising while poverty rates are dropping. Employment has picked up in rural areas even as it slows in the large, urban centers that turned around first following the […]
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Job Polarization in Oregon, 2016 Update

Last week we took a look at the newly released occupational data and job polarization across the U.S. Today is a relatively quick graphical update for Oregon and some of our regions across the state. At this point I don’t think there is a whole lot more to add in terms of the narrative. Please […]
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Job Polarization, 2016 Update | Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

Job polarization, where the majority of the job gains are concentrated in both the low- and high-wage categories, is best seen in the occupational data. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases occupational data once a year, as opposed to industry data every month. The 2016 occupational data was released today, March 31st. What follows […]
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