Oregon job growth ranks 16th in the nation
This makes Oregon the 16th fastest market for job growth with a rate of 1.5 percent - slightly better than California's 1.4 percent.
Oregon's job growth rate last year was slightly slower than the overall national rate of 1.7 percent.
At the same time, Nevada's job growth ranked number one with a rate of +3.9 percent.
Other Pacific Northwest states outpaced Oregon - Washington was at +2.5 percent, and Idaho was at +2.4 percent.
Interestingly, the two sectors of Oregon's job growth that would rank in the top 10 nationwide were government, where the state would rank 3rd, and manufacturing, where it'd rank 8th.