Recent Trends in Portland’s High-Tech Sector

Recent Trends in Portland’s High-Tech Sector

by Brandon Schrader

October 12, 2020

From the computers we use to the software that makes virtual meetings possible, high-tech businesses are playing a vital role in the modern economy....

Portland Metropolitan Area Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance

Portland Metropolitan Area Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance

by Amy Vander Vliet

June 25, 2020

In the week ending June 20, 2020, the Oregon Employment Department processed 6,273 initial claims for unemployment insurance filed by...

Travel Spending in Oregon, Portland Region, and Clackamas County Continue to Grow

Travel Spending in Oregon, Portland Region, and Clackamas County Continue to Grow

by Lynn Wallis

January 28, 2020

Direct travel spending in Oregon was $12.3 billion in 2018, up from $8.7 billion (in current dollars) in 2010.  An...

The Labor Force Participation Rate and Increase in Older Workers

The Labor Force Participation Rate and Increase in Older Workers

by Lynn Wallis

December 4, 2019

Oregon’s labor force participation rate (LFPR) for all ages reached 62.3 percent in 2018. This was 6.5 percentage points lower than in 2000....

How Do Households in Clackamas County Spend Their Money?

How Do Households in Clackamas County Spend Their Money?

by Lynn Wallis

October 14, 2019

Consumer spending is another term for voluntary private household consumption or the exchange of money for goods and services in the economy. The...

QI Stats QI Stats

Unemployment Rate

September 2020
Released Oct 23, 2020
8.0%
Seasonally Adjusted
The unemployment rate for Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSA declined by 0.9% over the last month.
0.9% PTS

Total Unemployed

September 2020
Released Oct 23, 2020
103,582
Seasonally Adjusted
The total number of unemployed in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSA declined by -13,434 over the last month.
-13,434

Nonfarm Employment

September 2020
Released Oct 23, 2020
1,127,000
Not Seasonally Adjusted
Nonfarm employment in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSA rose by 3,000 over the last month.
3,000
Source: Oregon Employment Department, QualityInfo.org
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