economy

Unemployment in Oregon

Oregon unemployment rate drops to 4 percent, a record low (Oregonian, 3/21/2017)

Unemployment rate drops to historic low in February (Portland Tribune, 3/21/2017)

Oregon’s unemployment rate reaches record low (Statesman Journal, 3/21/2017)

Oregon’s employment situation (monthly) Oregon Employment Department

March Economic and Revenue Forescast

Oregon revenue forecast: State to bring in $200 million more than expected (Oregonian, 2/22/2017)

State economy doing better than expected (Mail Tribune, 2/22/2017)

Forecast: Oregon tax revenues up, but not enough to close budget gap (Statesman Journal, 2/22/2017)

Oregon Revenues Up $200M, But Questions Remain About How To Fill Budget Gap (OPB, 2/22/2017)

forecastOregon economic and revenue forecast (quarterly) Oregon Department of Administrative Services

Legislative Co-Chair Budget Proposal

Oregon legislators warn of painful cuts in ‘existing resources’ budget (Statesman Journal, 1/19/2017)

Oregon’s top budget writers unveil proposal filled with painful cuts (Oregonian, 1/19/2017)

Oregon Democratic leaders release proposed budget that would cut range of public health care and social services (Register Guard, 1/20/2017)

Legislature’s budget-writers set shortfall at $1.8 billion (Portland Tribune, 1/19/2017)

Lawmakers’ spending framework includes cuts, no new taxes (Portland Tribune, 1/19/2017)

Oregon Budget Proposal: Program Cuts, No New Taxes (Northwest Public Radio, 1/19/2017)

frameworkCo-chairs’ existing resources budget framework, 2017-2019 (2017) Oregon Legislative Assembly, Ways and Means Committee