Economic Data

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Employment & Wages

More Oregonians work in manufacturing than most states. Oregon derives more of its GDP from manufacturing than every other state but one due to its highly productive High Technology sector.

Non-Farm Employment by Industry pie chart

Wage growth in Oregon has outpaced the U.S. since the end of the Great Recession. As a result, Oregon’s average wage as a percent of the U.S. average has improved.

Average Annual Real Wage, 2004-2014 bar chart

Wages are growing in Oregon, but that doesn't mean our wages aren’t competitive. Oregon's wages remain very competitive nationally.

Average Annual Wage by Occupation Group, 2014 bar chart

For the latest employment and wage information visit the Oregon Employment Department or check out the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

National Job Growth Leader, 2015 bar chart

Oregon's employers have grown significantly, both in absolute and relative terms, over the past one, three, and five years. From 2014-205, Oregon was the third fastest growing economy.