Regional Labor Market/Economy

State of the Workforce Report, 2016

Date posted: 
July 14th, 2016

Worksystems, in partnership with Workforce Southwest Washington and Clackamas Workforce Partnership, has published and released a comprehensive State of the Workforce report covering the greater Portland-Vancouver area. This report provides critical information about the quality of the workforce, available and projected jobs, and describes some of the challenges and opportunities facing our region. // Read more

Software/IT Sector Report, 2016

Date posted: 
July 11th, 2016

This industry report examines the workforce data, characteristics and trends that define the Software/IT sector within the Greater Portland-Vancouver Area. Information Technology occupations exist within and across every sector and the industry is a significant contributor to the advancement, stability and vitality of the local economy. High projected growth provides ample employment opportunities and high wages contribute to the prosperity of the region's population. // Read more

Health Care Sector Report, 2016

Date posted: 
July 11th, 2016

This report examines the workforce data, characteristics and trends that define the Health Care sector within the Greater Portland-Vancouver Area. With 110,000 regional jobs and a payroll of $5.9B, Health Care accounts for 12 percent of both the region's private sector employment and payroll. Health Care is the region's largest and one of the fastest growing industry sectors, growing 2.4 times faster than the overall economy between 2004-2014. // Read more

Advanced Manufacturing Sector Report, 2016

Date posted: 
July 11th, 2016

This industry report examines the workforce data, characteristics and trends that define the Advanced Manufacturing sector within the Greater Portland-Vancouver Area. With nearly 100,000 jobs and a payroll of $7.6B, Advanced Manufacturing accounts for 10 percent of the regions private-sector employment and 15 percent of payroll. // Read more

Construction Sector Report, 2016

Date posted: 
July 11th, 2016

This industry report examines the workforce data, characteristics and trends that define the Construction sector within the Greater Portland-Vancouver Area.With 60,000 jobs and a payroll of $3.3 billion, Construction accounts for 6 percent of the greater Portland region's private-sector employment and 7 percent of total payroll. The Construction sector contributed approximately $5.3 billion to the metro area's Gross Domestic Product in 2014. // Read more

Friday, October 7, 2016

Worksystems, in partnership with Workforce Southwest Washington and Clackamas Workforce partnership, has published and released a comprehensive State of the Workforce report covering the Greater Portland-Vancouver Area and key findings were presented to a packed house of bi-state community partners on June 21.   // Read more

America's Advanced Industries

Date posted: 
February 11th, 2015

This Brookings report focuses on the importance of “advanced industries” – those characterized by their reliance on technology R&D and STEM workers. It encompasses 50 industries including manufacturing, energy, high-tech, and health care. The report provides an overview of the role these industries play in American prosperity, assesses key trends, and outlines growth strategies. // Read more

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Worksystems recently released the 2014 Self-Sufficiency Standard, a measure of how much income is required to meet a household's basic living expenses without subsidies and considered to be a more accurate indicator than the Federal Poverty Level. Developed by Dr. // Read more

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

We are excited to announce the release of the 2014 Self Sufficiency Standard for Oregon Counties. // Read more