Tag Archives: Oregon Economy

Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Oregon’s Recovery Playbook, on the state’s economic health and getting people back to work (Video)

Oregon executives are facing continued uncertainty as they guide their companies through the months ahead. But they are also mapping strategies for 2021.In a series called Oregon’s Recovery Playbook, we’ll be talking with executives and CEOs over the next several weeks about what’s ahead. Source: Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Oregon’s Recovery Playbook, on the state’s […]
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University of Oregon releases June statewide economic indicators

The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity rose in June to 0.41 from a downwardly revised -0.23 in May, according to a press release from the University of Oregon Economic Forum. Despite the gain over the past two months, the moving average measure, which smooths out the volatility, stands at -4.56, mired deep below average growth […]
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Oregon Insight: Consumer spending rebounds – but not in travel and entertainment

When the coronavirus shutdown hit Oregon in March, Oregonians closed their wallets. Overall consumer spending fell by as much as a third as the state hunkered down to ride out the pandemic. Spending in a few categories, like transportation and restaurants, nearly stopped, according to data from Opportunity Insights, a Harvard-based economic research team. Source: […]
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Opinion: Climate Goals Are Key to Economic Recovery

In time of COVID-19, we must create a more resilient economy – Gov. Brown’s bold climate plan will help us build back better. The twin public health and economic crises wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are unlike anything we have seen in modern history. With new cases rising, they are not going away any time […]
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Oregon Insight: Broadband access essential to working from home during pandemic, a potential opportunity afterwards

Portland has long been among the cities with the largest share of people working from home, and Oregon enjoys relatively fast internet connections compared to other parts of the country. Both are big advantages during the pandemic, since many offices are closed to prevent infection. Source: Oregon Insight: Broadband access essential to working from home […]
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Editorial: Give businesses another round of paycheck protection

The wrenching impact of the pandemic on local businesses is far from over. Help them out by shopping local. You can also help by encouraging your representatives in Congress to renew and reinvigorate the federal Paycheck Protection Plan. It’s a loan program designed to help businesses keep workers on the payroll. The Bulletin benefited from […]
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Oregon Insight: Restaurant recovery stalls 

It’s been just over two months since Oregon began allowing diners to resume eating in restaurants, under limited conditions designed to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Source: Oregon Insight: Restaurant recovery stalls – oregonlive.com

Oregon retailers warn resurgent coronavirus could sink them

Terry Currier, owner of Music Millennium, reopened his storied Portland record shop June 1 after offering only curbside pickup and delivery for two and a half months. Source: Oregon retailers warn resurgent coronavirus could sink them – oregonlive.com

Oregon Business Report

The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity rebounded from -14.7 in April to 0.07 in May while the moving average measure, which smooths out the volatility, edged down further -5.23 and indicates below average growth for the Oregon economy. Highlights of the report include: Source: Oregon Business Report

How Strong is the Economy? | Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

Last week we talked a little bit about the happy surprise of the May 2020 employment report. Jobs are up nationally and here in Oregon, while unemployment is down at the same time. Check out that post for a few more details and some new research trying to get at the temporary vs permanent impacts of […]
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