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Green Jobs
Comparing Oregon’s Green Sectors: Employment, Wages, Hours, and Worker Trends, Sept. 2011
 
The Greening of Oregon's Workforce: Natural Resource Jobs and Employer Needs, June 2011
 
Analysis of Clean Energy Workforce Needs and Programs in Oregon
 
The Greening of Oregon's Workforce: Jobs, Wages, and Training - Survey of employers finds Oregon's 51,400 green jobs to be widespread across industries and occupations.
 
Green Jobs Labor Market Information Improvement Grant
Oregon was awarded a $1.25 million Green Jobs Labor Market Information Improvement Grant in December 2009 aimed at increasing the state’s understanding of green jobs. Thirteen occupations have been selected for in-depth study under the grant. The occupations were selected based on a number of criteria, but priority was given to occupations where new or additional skills may be required in the future. Read more (pdf, 130 KB)
 
Oregon Labor Trends Articles
Green Jobs in Oregon: Industries, Occupations, Training, Wages, and Projections
Comparing Oregon's Green Sectors: Employment, Wages, Hours, and Worker Trends
New Survey Counts Jobs in Natural Resources
Employment and Wage Trends in Oregon's Green Environmental Technologies and Services Sector
Where are All the Green Jobs?
Residential Energy Efficiency Building Inspectors: Keeping Homes Temperate
Employment and Wage Trends in Oregon’s Green Transportation Sector
Oregon’s Energy Transmission Sector
Turbine Techs Not the Only Job Blown in by the Wind
Oregon's Energy Efficiency Sector
On-line Ads for Green Jobs Indicate They are No Panacea
Oregon's Green Manufacturing Sector
Bureau of Labor Statistics to Survey for Green Jobs
Green Jobs Research in the Northwest
Occupations With Green Jobs to be Studied Extensively in Coming Months 
 
Federal Green Jobs Information
Measuring Green Jobs - Bureau of Labor Statistics
ETA Green Jobs website 
Careers in Wind Energy
 
Learn What it Takes to Get a new Green Job Today!
The Employment and Training Administration is announcing the Career One Stop Green Careers Web portal. This new site connects job seekers to information on more than 200 green careers, and the skills and training needed to enter them. Users can explore green careers based on the level of education or training required, as well as locate training programs. The information found on the Green Careers portal is based on the Occupational Information Network’s (O*NET) Green Economy project.
 
Visit the Web Portal 
Learn More About the O*NET Project 
 
Around the Nation
Green Job Activities by State
Top 'green' jobs during the recession
What are the U.S. job opportunities in technologies that can reduce carbon emissions?
 
Green Jobs Reports
Alaska (pdf, 1.7 MB), California (pdf, 3.2 MB), Florida (pdf, 1.4 MB), Kansas (pdf, 3.2 MB), Michigan (pdf, 5.5 MB), Missouri (pdf, 1.6 MB), New Jersey (pdf, 831 KB), New York (pdf, 742 KB), Texas (pdf, 579 KB)

 
WIA (Workforce Investment Act)
WIA Laws and Regulations
 
Common Measures
 
WISPR (Workforce Investment Streamlined Performance Reporting) System
 
TEGL NO. 24-08 -- The purpose of this guidance is twofold. First, it provides guidelines for reporting performance accountability information for programs receiving additional funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). These programs include the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult and Dislocated Worker programs, the WIA Youth program, including summer youth employment, National Emergency Grants, and the Wagner-Peyser Act Employment Service, including the Reemployment Services grants.
 
Workforce System Results The Employment and Training Admistration (ETA) provides this overview of performance results for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2011. (pdf, 1,607 KB)

 
Federal Sources

Wage Record Interchange System (WRIS) 

Wage Record Interchange System 2 (WRIS2)
 
Recovery.Gov - Official web page of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009
 
Ten best sites for finding census, labor statistics, economic analysis, etc.
 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
 
U.S. Department of Labor
 
U.S. Census Bureau
 
American Community Survey (ACS)
 
U.S. Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts
 
U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder
 
U.S. Census Bureau, Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD)
 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
 
DisabilityInfo.gov - Online resource for Americans with Disabilities 
 
Employment status of people with a disability
 
2012 Health and Human Services Federal Poverty Guidelines
 
DATA.GOV

 
State Population and Economics
What is a Living or Family Wage?
In Oregon, there is no official definition for a family wage, however several sources may be useful for family wage-type analysis, including minimum wage, poverty thresholds, and average personal income. Read more (pdf, 68 KB)
 
View Oregon's and the nation's unemployment rate for any year back to 1990 with this graph
 
QualityInfo.org (Oregon Labor Market Information System)
 
Oregon Covered Employment & Wages
 
Oregon Current Employment by Industry
 
Oregon Local Area Employment Statistics
 
Population Research Center - Portland State University
 
Office of Economic Analysis - Economic Forecast for Oregon 
 
Interactive map with IRS migration data by county for 2008 
 
Oregon Regional Economic Analysis Project
Generate and display customized tabulations of economic data for the Regions and Counties of the states across the Pacific Northwest compiled by the Regional Economic Measurement Division (REMD) of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The data are annual, spanning 39 years -- from 1969 to 2007.
 
Oregon Manufacturing - The Voice of Oregon Manufacturing is a portal for news and information about manufacturing in Oregon.
 
Unemployment Rates and Unemployment Insurance Claims - Many Oregonians believe that if a person is not receiving Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits, they're not counted in the official unemployment rate. But that's not true.
 
To count as unemployed in government statistics, individuals have to meet three criteria:
 
They are not employed
They are available for work
They have made specific attempts to find a job in the prior four weeks.
 
The criteria make no mention of whether or not the individual is receiving UI benefits, nor even whether he/she has ever applied for such benefits.
 
As of the most recent data available, the number of people receiving UI benefits was about two-thirds the size of the total number of unemployed Oregonians. The percent of the unemployed receiving UI benefits has increased throughout the recession, as more of Oregon's workers have been laid off and the length of time for which individuals can receive UI benefits has been extended.
 
Read additional details and historical perspectives on Oregon's unemployed and unemployment rates. Definition and Calculation of Unemployment Rate (pdf, 138 KB)
 
U.S. and Oregon Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and detailed age, 2010 annual averages (pdf, 541 KB)
 
Jobs For The Future - Education For Economic Opportunity 
 
One-Third of Oregon Employers Plan to Hire Soon One out of three private-sector employers in Oregon expect to hire workers over the next six months and 11 percent expect to increase their total number of workers over that period, according to results from the third future hiring survey of employers by the Oregon Employment Department, January 2012.
 
Why Oregon Trails the Nation - An analysis of per capita personal income - Oregon’s PCPI has grown over time, but it hasn’t grown as fast as the PCPI of some other states, nor as fast as the national average. This November 2010 report explains the significant causes of Oregon's low per capita personal income relative to the nation.

 
WorkSource Oregon Centers
Central City Concern
 
Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties)
 
Community Action Program East Central Oregon (CAPECO)
 
Community Services Consortium (Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties) 
 
Oregon Employment Department
 
Job Growers (Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties)
 
Lane Workforce Partnership
 
MTC Networks
 
Oregon Workforce Partnership
 
SE Works
 
South Coast Business Employment Corporation (SCBEC) serving the Southern Oregon Coast
 
The Job Council (Jackson and Josephine counties)
 
The Oregon Consortium (TOC) and Oregon Workforce Alliance (OWA)
 
Training & Employment Consortium (TEC) - serving Baker, Union, and Wallowa counties
 
Workforce Alliance
 
Workforce Network
 
Worksource Clackamas
 
WorkSource Oregon
 
Worksystems Inc. (Multnomah and Washington counties)

 
Performance Measures
Oregon Progress Board
 
Department of Human Services performance measurement reports
 
Integrated Performance Information - A blueprint for states, Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board

 
Privacy and Confidentiality
The Freedom of Information Act of 1966 (USC 5 USC Sec.552)
 
Privacy Act of 1974 (USC 5 Sec. 552a)
 
Computer Matching and Privacy Act of 1988 (USC 5 Sec. 552a)
 
FERPA (Family Educational Right to Privacy Act) (Buckley Amendment) (20 USC Sec. 1232g)
 
Department of Education Federal Register Family Education Right and Privacy (FERPA), Issued Friday, December 2, 2011