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Employment and Occupational Information in Oregon



Snapshot of Employment in Oregon in 2010
1,569,700
Total Employment
11.00 %
Unemployment Rate
$43,550
Average Annual Salary
  • #18 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

  • #25 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #23 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #25 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #25 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

  • #33 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #28 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

  • #29 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #33 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #41 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

  • #46 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #46 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

  • #48 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

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Total Employment for Oregon in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for Oregon in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for Oregon in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for Oregon in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in Oregon in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


Oregon
United States
Total Employment
1,569,700
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
-54,790
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
-0.03 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
54.90 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
62.30 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
11.00 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
9.70 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
12.30 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for Oregon


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Salary Information for Oregon
Annual Salary Distribution for Oregon in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for Oregon in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for Oregon in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for Oregon in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for Oregon in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


Oregon
United States
Average Annual Salary
$43,550
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$20.94
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.02 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for Oregon


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VIEW ALL OREGON OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Management Occupations: $95,080
2. Legal Occupations: $81,220
3. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: $80,570
4. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: $73,250
5. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $72,710
Table 3. Highest Paying Oregon Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 0.04 %
2. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 0.04 %
3. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: 0.04 %
4. Legal Occupations: 0.04 %
5. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 0.03 %
Table 4. Oregon Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 16.23 %
2. Sales and Related Occupations: 10.33 %
3. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 9.26 %
4. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 7.48 %
5. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 6.68 %
Table 5. Popular Oregon Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 0.04 %
2. Personal Care and Service Occupations: 0.03 %
3. Healthcare Support Occupations: 0.02 %
4. Protective Service Occupations: 0.02 %
5. Legal Occupations: 0.01 %
Table 6. Oregon Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Oregon Metro Areas Information


VIEW ALL METRO AREAS IN OREGON
HIGHEST PAYING METRO AREAS
1. Corvallis, OR: $47,120
2. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR: $46,970
3. Eugene-Springfield, OR: $40,900
4. Salem, OR: $40,560
5. Bend, OR: $39,620
Table 7. Metro Areas with the Highest Salaries

METRO AREAS WITH FASTEST GROWING WAGES
1. Corvallis, OR: 0.06 %
2. Eugene-Springfield, OR: 0.04 %
3. Medford, OR: 0.04 %
4. Salem, OR: 0.04 %
5. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR: 0.02 %
Table 8. Metro Areas with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR METRO AREAS
1. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR: 962,050
2. Salem, OR: 142,650
3. Eugene-Springfield, OR: 135,590
4. Medford, OR: 73,590
5. Bend, OR: 59,110
Table 9. Metro Areas with Highest Employment
FASTEST GROWING METRO AREAS
1. Corvallis, OR: 0.00 %
2. Salem, OR: -0.03 %
3. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR: -0.03 %
4. Eugene-Springfield, OR: -0.04 %
5. Bend, OR: -0.05 %
Table 10. Metro Areas with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Oregon Business Statistics Information
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR: 53,171
2. Eugene-Springfield, OR : 8,880
3. Salem, OR : 8,252
4. Bend, OR : 5,958
5. Medford, OR : 5,488
Table 11. Metro Areas with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS
1. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR: 1.2
2. Eugene-Springfield, OR : 1.14
3. Salem, OR : 1.13
4. Medford, OR : 1.12
5. Bend, OR : 1.09
Table 12. Metro Areas with the Highest Number of Establishments Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR: 17.82
2. Eugene-Springfield, OR : 14.33
3. Salem, OR : 13.88
4. Corvallis, OR : 13.45
5. Medford, OR : 12.99
Table 13. Metro Areas with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR: $766,507
2. Corvallis, OR : $545,359
3. Eugene-Springfield, OR : $468,102
4. Salem, OR : $434,816
5. Medford, OR : $407,876
Table 14. Metro Areas with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Oregon Industry Business Statistics Information
LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Retail trade: 13.88%
2. Health care and social assistance: 13.55%
3. Manufacturing: 12.27%
4. Accommodation and food services: 10.52%
5. Construction: 6.57%
Table 15. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Construction: 13,980
2. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 11,068
3. Retail trade: 9,909
4. Health care and social assistance: 9,123
5. Other services (except public administration): 8,674
Table 16. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Management of companies and enterprises: 79.63
2. Utilities: 66.46
3. Manufacturing: 34.36
4. Educational services: 32.39
5. Information: 29.56
Table 17. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Management of companies and enterprises: $6,845,362
2. Utilities: $5,571,439
3. Information: $1,623,964
4. Manufacturing: $1,557,570
5. Finance and insurance: $980,273
Table 18. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Further Information on Employment and Occupations in Oregon


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce




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