Agency Information




This division provides executive management services that set policy and operational guidelines for the agency. The division also provides department-wide support services including:

  • Legislative and Public Affairs
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Customer Access and Program Effectiveness
  • Internal Auditor

This division serves businesses and job seekers by providing a public labor exchange where employers can find the workers they need, and job seekers can gain employment and resource referrals. They also manage several programs including:

Employment services are delivered in partnership with Workforce Investment Act (WIA) agencies, private partners and other community-based organizations under the WorkSource Oregon brand. Together they stimulate job growth by connecting businesses and workers with the resources they need to succeed. Learn more about WorkSource Oregon at​​

This division manages the state's Unemployment Insurance program. The Unemployment Insurance program provides partial wage replacement benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Benefits are paid from the Unemployment Trust Fund. 

The Unemployment Trust Fund is funded through a payroll tax that is paid by employers. Benefits support workers and their families, and generate economic activity in local communities.

In addition to partial wage replacement benefits, the division also operates several special unemployment programs which include:

The Unemployment Insurance Tax division collects wage data and employer-funded payroll taxes used to determine eligibility and pay unemployment insurance benefits to workers. This requires exchanging information with over 110,000 Oregon employers and maintaining wage records on 1.9 million Oregon employees each quarter.

To reduce the reporting burden on employers, the State of Oregon has combined registrations, reports and payments for payroll taxes.

The Unemployment Insurance Tax division has a strong partnership with the Oregon Department of Revenue (Withholding and Transit taxes), and the Department of Consumer & Business Services (Worker's Benefit Fund) to provide these services.

There are four main program service areas of this division which include:

  • Status
  • Collections
  • Accounting
  • Audits

The Workforce & Economic Research division collects, analyzes and shares information that describes the state's current economic situation, the diversity and health of the economy and the immediate and long-term trends impacting employment, wages and the labor workforce in Oregon.

This division provides information that includes:

  • Unemployment rates
  • Job growth or loss estimates
  • Wage and occupational data
  • Long-term employment trends
  • Customized business survey results
  • Educational requirements for Oregon's jobs
  • Income trends
  • Job vacancy reports

To learn more about the labor market information developed by the Workforce & Economic Research division, please visit: