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WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act)

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed by President Obama July 22, 2014, will help job seekers and workers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and match employers with skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.


Employment and Training Administration (WIOA) website


WIOA Fact Sheets


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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.

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