Oregon Employment Statistics

  • 155,388 employers
  • 1,919,918 employees
  • $1,020 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 7.4% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 31.2% above the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Oregon Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 28,996 more businesses
  • 312,003 more employees
  • 19.4% increase in total wages
  • $12,301 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 30.2% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Oregon Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Multnomah County Oregon, 33,744
County with the Most Employees: Multnomah County Oregon, 426,923
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Washington County Oregon, $1,334
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Grant County Oregon, 12.1%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Oregon, see: Oregon Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Oregon see:Oregon Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 2,030,920 employed workers
  • 84,322 unemployed workers
  • 4.0% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Oregon, see: Oregon Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 160,211 employers, up 4.4% from 153,411
  • 1,958,447 employees, up 1.5% from 1,928,657
  • $1,036 average weekly wage, up 3.8% from $998
  • The average weekly wage is 5.4% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 34.2% above the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Oregon, see: Oregon Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.