The City of Portland Enjoyed the Fourth Fastest Increase in Employment in the U.S.

by Christian Kaylor

October 9, 2017

Among the 50 largest U.S. cities, Portland enjoyed the fourth fastest increase in employment within the borders of the city, increasing its job total by 13 percent between 2013 and 2016. That’s more than twice the growth rate of the United States. The city of Portland added 56,626 jobs from 2013 to 2016. That’s more than Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and Albuquerque combined.

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