Oregon Labor Market Information System
Wages and Income
Between 2012 and 2013 all but one broad industry experienced growth in the number of jobs; in total, there were 3.9 percent more jobs in 2013 than in 2012.
Current Statistics
Consumer Price Index
for All Urban Consumers

U.S. City Average
September 2014September 2013% Change
238.031234.1491.7 %
2nd Half 20132nd Half 2012% Change
237.322230.8112.8 %
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Find out how much the value of the dollar has changed over time. The Consumer Price Index Calculator allows you to enter a dollar amount, then find out how its purchasing power has changed over a time period of your specification.
Here is your one-stop source for a wide variety of occupational information. Wages, employment projections, employment by industry, skill sets, educational requirements, and training providers are all accessible from one convenient location.
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Wages are quoted as an hourly, weekly, monthly, or yearly amount. Frequently employers and workers want to know what a wage is in a different time frame. The Wage and Salary Conversion Calculator will allow you to enter a wage and a time period and the wage will be converted to the amount for the other three time frames.
Thinking of relocating to another city? This Salary Relocation Calculator can help you determine the difference in cost of living between cities.
Helpful Links
Information that used to be available only once every ten years will soon be available each year from the Census Bureau. This site has demographic and income data for several pilot counties across the country, including Multnomah County in Oregon.
The BEA produces a wide variety of economic data, including personal income data for the U.S., all states and counties.
The Wage and Hour Division enforces laws covering state minimum wage and overtime requirements, working conditions, child labor, farm and forest labor contracting, wage collection, and prevailing wages for public works contracts.
The Family Budget Calculator lets you determine the income needed for particular types of families to make ends meet.
Current federal pay ranges are available from the Federal Employees News Digest.
Create graphic trend analysis of local economic indicators, generate shift-share analysis of local employment growth, and download tabulations of economic data for Oregon regions and counties.
The Office of Economic Analysis serves as the main forecasting unit for the State of Oregon.
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The minimum wage will increase on January 1. Oregon will continue to have the second-highest minimum wage in the country.
Minimum and median wages in Oregon have increased by a similar percentage since the early 2000s.
The headline Consumer Price Index is always in the news, but did you know the Bureau of Labor Statistics produces many different measures of inflation?
Oregon's per capita personal income gap with the nation has generally been growing since 1996.
Women's participation stabilizes, earnings grow, but disparities still exist.
Oregon's per capita personal income was $40,233 in 2013, 90 percent of the national figure of $44,543.
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What are the average wages for auto mechanics? What are beginning wages for accounting clerks? What are the going wages for experienced cooks? These tables provide answers to questions like these for occupational wages for the state and each region of Oregon.

Provides a wide range of information related to Oregon's workforce including the degree of churning in the workforce and wage distributions for the state's firms and employees. For more information regarding these tables, see UI Wage File Reports.
This data table shows year-to-date CPI data for the U.S. and Portland, plus annual average data back to 1970.
Presents a variety of data elements the Oregon Employment Department gathers in the course of taking requests for workers from employers.
How does household income and per capita personal income differ?
Statewide, regional, and county income measures from a variety of sources.
These tables contain per capita personal income data compiled by the Bureau of Economic Analysis for the U.S., Oregon, and each labor market area.
Employment and wage data by industry for those workers covered by unemployment insurance (262 pages). Search for employer-reported employment and wage data at the Covered Employment and Wages Data Center.
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