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

Work share program

US Labor Department Grant Funds Enhancements for Oregon Work Share Program (KAJO, 3/11/2017)

Work share : business and the State of Oregon working together to reduce layoffs (2009) Oregon Employment Department

Work share information handbook : your rights & responsibilities (2009) Oregon Employment Department

Irregular work schedules

Bills take aim at irregular scheduling, on the rise in Oregon’s service industry (Statesman Journal, 2/23/2017)

Oregon Lawmakers Consider ‘Predictive Scheduling’ Bill (NW News Network, 2/23/2017)

schedulingThe impact on Oregonians of the rise of irregular scheduling (2017) University of Oregon and Portland State University

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