Oregon’s Labor Market: Still Room for Improvement – Oregon Center for Public Policy

Source: Oregon’s Labor Market: Still Room for Improvement – Oregon Center for Public Policy

ratio of jobs per working-age Oregonian. The higher the figure, the more plentiful jobs are, helping workers bargain for better wages.

Jobs remained scarce in 2015, with 71.0 jobs for every 100 working-age Oregonians. That was below the peak of 72.7 in 2007, just before the Great Recession, and even further below the peak prior to the 2001 recession (75.4).

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