Indian Tribal Employment in Umatilla County: A Decade of Growth and BeyondSeptember 1, 2016 Indian Tribal government employment grew by nearly 50 percent in Umatilla County over the decade, an increase of 530 jobs to average 1,610 jobs in 2015. Most of Indian Tribal government's new jobs, about 500, were gained between 2007 and 2012, defying the trough of the Great Recession.
Indian Tribal government had its largest gain in 2008, rising by 120 jobs. Back-to-back job gains of 100 in 2011 and 2012 led to a three-year malaise from 2013 to 2015.
Indian Tribal government follows a seasonal employment pattern similar to leisure and hospitality, with a peak that arrives in July followed by a trough in January and February. July 2016 established a new employment peak for Indian Tribal government with 1,730 jobs – an increase of 80 over the year.
Indian Tribal government represented one out of four government jobs in July 2016. Across all nonfarm industries, Indian Tribal government accounted for roughly 6 percent of Umatilla County's jobs, with 1,730 in July. Its employment profile includes establishments in accommodation and food services (2), public administration (1), professional, technical and scientific services (2), and health care and social assistance (1).