National data for 2017 shows Oregon with the 2nd fastest job growth rate in the United States. The Portland tri county region (Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties) represented most of the job growth in Oregon in 2017 with 24,700 new jobs.
The continued job growth has pushed Portland’s unemployment to a record low 3.8%. That’s a decline of a full percentage point over the last 2 years.
Source: Christian Kaylor
Multnomah County Economist
Oregon Employment Department
View the full Portland Economic Indicators Report – January 2018
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