Oregon Labor Market Information System
Region 9
Region 9Region 9 is located in the north-central portion of Oregon and consists of Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco, and Wheeler counties. The Columbia River, second largest in the U.S., borders the northern part of the region.

The region boasts a number of scenic attractions which, in addition to the Columbia River and Columbia Gorge, include the John Day Fossil Beds, Mt. Hood, and national forest areas. Beginning with the completion in 1937 of Bonneville Dam, much of the state's electricity and water for irrigation has been supplied by the area's hydroelectric projects, which also include The Dalles and John Day dams.

What's New
Hood River County 2013 Covered Employment and Wages

Wasco County 2013 Covered Employment and Wages

Columbia Gorge 2014 Occupational Wages Released!

2012 Census of Agriculture - Gilliam, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties

2012 Census of Agriculture - Hood River and Wasco Counties

Columbia Gorge High-Paying Industries in 2013

2012 Personal Income, Population, and Per Capita Income Estimates

2013 Job Growth in the Columbia Gorge

Long-Term Projections Show Broad-Based Job Opportunities in the Columbia Gorge

New Reports Shine Light on Job Vacancies in Central Oregon

Mid-Columbia 2013 Annual Unemployment Rates (preliminary)

Wheeler County Economic Profile

Gilliam County Economic Profile

Hood River County Economic Profile

Sherman County Economic Profile

Wasco County Economic Profile

Median Household Income Estimates - 2012 Inflation Adjusted

Population Trends in the Mid-Columbia Region - 2013

Mid-Columbia Region: Covered Payroll, Employment, and Average Wages, July 2012- June 2013

2012 Travel Impacts in the Mid-Columbia

Home Sales Rebound in the Mid-Columbia and Columbia Basin

Dairy Product Production and Sales in Oregon's North Central District

Farm Proprietors' Income in Morrow and Sherman Counties

Mid-Columbia Population Forecast and Components of Change, 1980-2050

Mid-Columbia Population Growth - Births, Deaths and Migration

Oregon's Leading Economic Regions

Regional Contacts
Dallas Fridley
Regional Economist
North Central Oregon
(541) 645-0005

Tony Wendel
Workforce Analyst
North Central Oregon
(541) 276-9050 x232