Jul 26, 2023
Workforce Impacts of Paid Family, Medical, and Safe Leave in Oregon
Paid Leave Oregon will provide paid leave time for parents bonding with new children, serious health conditions experienced by workers or their families, or those needing safe leave. While the paid benefits are new as of September 3, 2023, the situations they cover have long existed in the workforce.
Jan 25, 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.
Aug 16, 2023
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.