By Josh Lehner
Oregon Office of Economic Analysis Blog
Oregon is an in-migration state. For many years, more people have moved into Oregon each year than have moved out of the state. This population growth fuels the expansion of our cities and brings new brain power to foster the economic engine of Oregon’s future. Workers in some occupational groups are more likely to move than others. Where do these in-migrants come from? And when Oregonians leave, where do they go?
New data from the American Community Survey (ACS) five-year panel (2007-2011) can provide some information about migration characteristics that hasn’t been available before. Specifically, we can now look at migration into and out of Oregon by major occupational group.
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