The Oregon Biz Report - Business News from Oregon

Read about accutane journal moderate acne here

Job vacancies abound

April 7, 2016

By Oregon Employment Department,


During 2015, Oregon’s private employers were looking to fill about 48,000 job vacancies at any given time, according to new annual figures from the Oregon Employment Department’s Job Vacancy Survey. The Job Vacancy Survey provides a snapshot of the labor market job seekers face.

The 48,000 job vacancies in 2015 represented a slight increase from 45,000 vacancies in 2014. The increase between 2013 and 2014 was much larger, increasing 40 percent from the 32,000 vacancies in 2013. This smoothing out of the job vacancy trend is consistent with general strength in Oregon’s economy. Unemployment rates in 2015 were well below the long-term average for the state and job growth has been stronger for the past two years.

The two-county Portland Metro area – Multnomah and Washington counties – accounted for 17,400 of the state’s 48,100 job vacancies in 2015. That is to be expected, as those counties account for a similar share of Oregon’s total employment. Clackamas County, which is adjacent to the aforementioned Portland Metro, had more than 5,000 job vacancies in 2015, similar to the number in the Mid-Valley region comprised of Linn, Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties.
East Cascades has seen significant economic growth recently. That region, which stretches from Oregon’s northern border to its southern border, had almost 5,000 job vacancies in 2015.

In some areas, employers had more difficulty filling job vacancies. Overall, 59 percent of Oregon’s 2015 job vacancies were reported by employers as difficult to fill. In Clackamas, the share reached 72 percent, and in Southwestern Oregon and East Cascades, the share approached two-thirds of reported vacancies. In contrast, employers in Lane County and in Northwest Oregon reported that about half of vacancies were difficult to fill.

To learn about the industries that had most job vacancies, read Employment Economist Jessica Nelson’s full article “A Strong Economy Meant Many Job Vacancies in 2015”.

Print This Post Print This Post    Email This Post Email This Post

Discuss this article

Larry April 13, 2016

Where do you look to find these jobs?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the following question to confirm that you are a real person: *

Top Business News


Top Natural Resource News


Top Faith News


Copyright © 2018, OregonReport. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use - Copyright - Legal Policy | Contact Oregon Report

Stay Tuned...

Stay up to date with the latest political news and commentary from Oregon Business Report through daily email updates:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Prefer another subscription option? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, become a fan on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

RSS Twitter Facebook

No Thanks (close this box)