Jan 26, 2023
The Re-employment of Oregon
Two years after the pandemic recession, Oregon’s labor market had seen a remarkable turnaround. A rapid jobs recovery brought unemployment near record lows again, and the number of job openings reached and remained near record highs. Seven out of 10 pandemic recession unemployment benefit claimants in Oregon were back on the job by winter 2022, and they had experienced a rise in median wages.
May 6, 2022
Disparate Impacts of the Pandemic Recession in Oregon
The pandemic recession was unlike anything seen previously in Oregon. What was a healthy economy lost one out of seven jobs in two months’ time. The impacts were not evenly distributed, with in-person, service-based sectors experiencing significantly higher rates of job loss, and lower-wage workers losing the most jobs.