Oregon Labor Market Information System
Region 7
Region 7Region 7, which consists of Coos and Curry counties, is located on Oregon's southern coast and contains about 40 percent of Oregon's coastline. The Coos Bay-North Bend area in Coos County and the Brookings-Harbor area in Curry County are its largest urban centers.

Employment in natural-resource industries, such as wood products and fishing, has decreased in recent years. Of increasing importance are retirement income and tourism. Growth of the retirement sector has added employment in retail trade and services, especially health care.

What's New
Monthly Employment Situation for the South Coast

Inflation-Adjusted Coos County Wage Trends Show Recent Stability

Coos County Older and Younger Workers

Is the South Coast Still in a Recession?

Employment in Oregon's Tsunami Inundation Zones

South Coast Agriculture Statistics Summary From USDA Census of Agriculture

Oregon's Commercial Fishing in 2013 - A Record Year

Oregon's Coastal Port Districts

Long-Term Projections Show Broad-Based Job Opportunities in the South Coast

The Oregon Coast Economy in 2013

New Reports Shine Light on Job Vacancies in Southwest Oregon

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLineŽ Index Shows Increasing Online Job Postings for the South Coast

South Coast Poverty Rates Exceed Statewide - Incomes and Earnings Lag

South Coast Preliminary 2013 Population Estimates From Portland State University

Healthy Employment Trends in South Coast Health Care and Social Assistance Industry

Oregon's Critical Condition Counties

Southwestern Oregon's Resurgent Wood Products Manufacturing Industry

Checking Out the Grocery Store Industry: Oregon and South Coast

Coos County Recession Recovery - Still Unbalanced Growth?

South Coast 2013 Occupational Wage Data Now Available

South Coast Long-Term Population and Demographic County Forecasts

"Southern Oregon" Blog Post

South Coast: 2012 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

New Data and Tools From Census Bureau's Local Employment Dynamics

South Coast Continues Tepid Recovery from Great Recession

South Coast Demographics Reflect National and State Trends

Regional Contacts
Guy Tauer
Regional Economist
Southwestern Oregon
(541) 816-8396

Annette Shelton-Tiderman
Workforce Analyst
Coos, Curry, and Douglas counties
(541) 530-0605