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More than half of the private-sector firms in Oregon had fewer than five employees in March 2013.

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The Child Care Division supports working families by providing a statewide system of child-care services that are safe, high quality, affordable, and accessible.
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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.
AOI is a business and lobbying organization representing over 2,400 principal members and 16,000 associate businesses.
Oregon's 19 BizCenters assist small business owners in developing and improving their skills in marketing, management, and capital formation.
BOLI enforces state laws that ban discrimination in employment and protect workers and children in the workplace.
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The first stop for starting a business in Oregon.
OSHA's website is an easy to use resource for current OSHA standards and compliance-related information.
The Office of Economic Analysis serves as the main forecasting unit for the State of Oregon.
The Oregon Business Development Commission oversees the agency's activities to ensure a coherent, integrated approach to economic development and a continuous policy direction that can transcend changes in executive and legislative leadership.
DCBS protects Oregon's consumers and workers while promoting a positive business climate in the state.
The DEQ offers free, confidential technical assistance to businesses regarding environmental regulations.
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WCD administers and enforces Oregon's workers' compensation.
Produces population estimates for Oregon's counties and incorporated cities and conducts research into the causes and consequences of demographic change.
The Oregon Population Survey is conducted every two years, and gives insight into the state of the population and the opinion of Oregonians on a variety of issues. Download the results of the 2000 population survey here.
The Voice is an online information center about what's happening in Oregon's dynamic manufacturing sector. It collects and consolidates news, resources, programs, and contacts from companies, consortia, industry and labor groups, education and training providers, and government organizations.
The Census Bureau is one of the most comprehesive sources of information about the U.S. population and economy.
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Net job gains continue to fuel the steady growth of total private-sector employment
The minimum wage will increase on January 1. Oregon will continue to have the second-highest minimum wage in the country.
Employers report many difficult to fill openings, often due to a lack of qualified candidates and a lack of applicants for jobs.
Endangered: Youth in the Labor Force Oregon's job growth after the Great Recession completely overlooked younger workers. A new report details the struggles of youth in today's labor market.
Baby boom retirements are coming, and employers will need to plan for them.
Roughly 7 percent of people who make their living in Oregon, make their home in some other state.
Child Care - An Industry and a Benefit More working women have fueled the growth of an industry.
The national number of working poor increased in 2007; part-time, young, and female workers are more likely to be among the working poor.
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Businesses reported that almost half (48%) of Oregon's job vacancies in 2013 were "difficult to fill."
This report provides detailed information about the benefits offered by Oregon employers, along with the changes in health and retirement benefit costs and offerings over the past year.
The Business Employment Dynamics (BED) show the dynamic labor market flows that underlie the net changes in aggregate employment levels. This change in employment is the net result of gross job gains and gross job losses that occur at establishments throughout the economy.
Check out the results from the second future hiring survey of employers by the Oregon Employment Department.
A new survey of employers finds that green jobs make up 3 percent of Oregon's workforce.