Health Care, Computer Occupations Lead Portland Tri-County Employment Projections

by Emily Starbuck

September 6, 2018

Employment in the Portland tri-county area (Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties) is projected to grow by 12.7 percent from 2017 to 2027, faster than the statewide average of 12 percent. Healthcare support occupations will grow the fastest in this region, with an increase of 21.4 percent, followed by computer and mathematical occupations, with an increase of 19.6 percent. Production occupations have the slowest growth rate at 4.6 percent, followed by office and administrative support occupations at 6.8 percent.

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