Regional Labor Market/Economy

Friday, January 12, 2018

Worksystems is pleased to release the 2017 Self-Sufficiency Standard, a measure of how much income a family of a certain composition in a given place in Oregon must earn to meet their basic needs without public or private subsidies. Developed by Dr. // 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

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

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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