Oregon Labor Market Information System
Region 9
Economy


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Spring has arrived - but the recreational season will slush along, keeping area ski resorts open well into April. Spring time agricultural work is limited primarily to tree pruning but the cherry harvest will open up thousands of jobs in June. Recreation and tourism visitors will start arriving in April and grow in numbers as the temperatures rise. Employment in accommodation and food services will show steady growth. Home builders still face an improved market and could benefit from falling inventory. Infrastructure upgrades   Published Apr-1-2014 ...more

Unemployment Rates  
 SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
 Feb
2014
Jan
2014
Feb
2013
Oregon
6.8%7.0%8.1%
Gilliam County6.2%5.9%7.0%
Hood River County5.5%5.4%6.6%
Sherman County6.3%6.1%7.1%
Wasco County6.6%6.6%7.6%
Wheeler County6.4%6.2%7.2%
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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%
Gilliam County7207157555-350.7%-4.6%
Hood River County10,55010,61010,450-60100-0.6%1.0%
Sherman County720715715550.7%0.7%
Wasco County9,7309,6109,5801201501.2%1.6%
Wheeler County29028027510153.6%5.5%
Source:  Oregon Employment Department
Employment and Wages by Industry - Region 9 
 2013 COVERED EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES
 FirmsEmpl.Payroll
TOTAL2,39026,276$847,833,994
Natural Resources & Mining 3034,721$90,350,633
Construction 189647$25,811,927
Manufacturing 1042,064$74,744,166
Trade, Transportation. & Utilities 4494,271$130,286,149
Information 46332$28,642,416
Financial Activities 145542$19,694,398
Professional & Business Services 2791,522$80,280,280
Education & Health Services 2224,001$151,062,798
Leisure & Hospitality 2373,381$55,129,323
Other Services 206790$18,907,253
Private Non-Classified 72$64,654
Government2073,957$171,098,994

Source:  Oregon Employment Department

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