Numbers are out for June - local economy is still flying high
According to the Oregon Employment Department's recent report, most of the counties in the Portland region saw the unemployment rates inch up just a tenth of a percent in June, yet it's still more than a full point lower than 12 months ago.
Washington County employers added 4,500 jobs since June 2016, while Multnomah County gained 3,400 and Clackamas County 2,500.
University of Oregon Economist Tim Duy reports that the state overall is seeing ongoing growth at an above average pace.
To learn more, see WEA's Economic and Demographic Indicators, Emily Starbuck's Washington County report, Lynn Wallis' Clackamas County report, and/or Duy's Economic Indicators.