Oregon Labor Market Information System
Region 3
Economy


Trends
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Spring has arrived in the Mid-Willamette Valley, and its economy should begin to thaw out after the winter cold, adding seasonal employment. Spring marks the beginning of the season for a variety of agricultural activities. Agricultural employment grows through the spring and eventually peaks out in the summer months. Spring also is when construction employment grows. Although construction growth may be subdued compared with the previous housing boom years, construction employment still increases in the spring and summer   Published Apr-1-2014 ...more

Unemployment Rates  
 SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
 Feb
2014
Jan
2014
Feb
2013
Oregon
6.8%7.0%8.1%
Salem MSA7.1%7.2%8.9%
Marion County7.3%7.4%9.1%
Polk County6.6%6.7%8.2%
Yamhill County6.8%6.6%8.0%
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Source:  Oregon Employment Department

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Current Employment 
 TOTAL NONFARM PAYROLL EMPLOYMENT
 NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Change from% Change from
 Feb
2014
Jan
2014
Feb
2013
Jan
2014
Feb
2013
Jan
2014
Feb
2013
Oregon1,682,8001,673,5001,639,7009,30043,1000.6%2.6%
Salem MSA144,700143,900141,1008003,6000.6%2.6%
Yamhill County31,01030,32030,4206905902.3%1.9%
Source:  Oregon Employment Department
Employment and Wages by Industry - Region 3 
 2013 COVERED EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES
 FirmsEmpl.Payroll
TOTAL13,952184,334$6,977,758,853
Natural Resources & Mining 75314,712$406,466,669
Construction 1,4607,881$355,532,040
Manufacturing 70618,092$732,772,295
Trade, Transportation. & Utilities 2,31428,419$909,242,441
Information 1321,193$57,321,838
Financial Activities 1,2137,026$312,258,102
Professional & Business Services 1,77913,559$522,497,552
Education & Health Services 1,52827,492$1,186,404,848
Leisure & Hospitality 1,15716,085$246,038,442
Other Services 2,0386,977$161,614,053
Private Non-Classified 6646$1,630,864
Government80942,846$2,085,572,206

Source:  Oregon Employment Department

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