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Data & Reports

Useful metrics. Workforce trends. All used to make the right decisions about your future.

A primary role of the Workforce and Talent Development Board (WTDB) is to be the Governor’s core advisor for the interconnection and alignment of education, training, and workforce development in order to realize equitable prosperity for all.

This involves information gathering, analysis, and reporting regarding current issues and future trends to guide and shape workforce strategy and policy development for Oregon.



Talent Assessments

The WTDB’s Talent Assessments have been developed by ECONorthwest, a Portland-based economic consulting firm. The Assessments significantly engage business and industry leaders, build-upon and add value to the Oregon Employment Department’s Long-Term Employment Projections, and support a new adult education and training attainment goal for Oregonians. The talent development work is focused on identifying in-demand occupations and skills, current and future talent needs and gaps, engaging the voice of business and industry, and including public workforce system stakeholders.

2024 Oregon Talent Assessment
 SRI International, May 2024

2022 Oregon Talent Assessment
 ECONorthwest, Spring 2022

2020 Oregon Talent Assessment Update
ECONorthwest, March 2020

2018 Oregon Talent Assessment
ECONorthwest, September 2018

CIC Assessments

The Oregon Legislature passed, and Governor Brown signed into law, Senate Bill 623 (2021), requiring the WTDB and the state’s nine Local Workforce Development Boards to jointly create a Continuous Improvement Committee (CIC) to assess the effectiveness of Oregon’s public workforce development system, or WorkSource Oregon (WSO). The CIC is responsible for completing a continuous improvement assessment of WSO every even-numbered year, with an initial baseline assessment completed in 2021.

Continuous Improvement Committee Governance Assessment
 Coraggio Group, December 2022

Continuous Improvement Committee Initial Assessment
 Coraggio Group, December 2021


WTDB Research and Reports

The WTDB has commissioned key thought-leaders to develop a series of reports and papers regarding current workforce and economic issues including impacts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. These are important resources informing strategy development and implementation.

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Overlooked & Undercounted 2021: Struggling to Make Ends Meet in Oregon
 Center For Women's Welfare, September 2021

The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Oregon 2021 
 Center For Women's Welfare, September 2021

Oregon Postsecondary Education and Workforce Training: Preparing for a Strong Recovery to the COVID-19 Crisis
Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, May 2021

Effects of the Pandemic on Oregon's Healthcare Workforce
ECONorthwest, November 2020

Effects of Social Distancing on Oregon's Leisure and Hospitality Workers
ECONorthwest, September 2020

Issue Brief: The Human Development Side of Economic Recovery in Oregon
David T Conley, PhD, EdImagine, September 2020

Stimulating Apprenticeship in Oregon Now and For the Future, Robert I. Lerman
Urban Institute, September 2020


Taskforce Reports

The WTDB uses taskforces structure to respond more effectively to the WTDB's Strategic Plan. The taskforce structure is responsive to focused problems, issues, and opportunities allowing for faster, more action-oriented outcomes.

True Wage Report
 Higher Education Coordinating Commission, December 2019

Talent Development for Artificial Intelligence in a Post-Pandemic World
 Artificial Intelligence Taskforce, October 2020

Essential Employability Skills— Needed Now More Than Ever
 Essential Employability Skills Taskforce, December 2020

2021 Essential Employability Skills Survey Results Presentation

Adult Learner Advisory Committee Report
 Adult Learner Advisory Committee, August 2021

Equitable Prosperity For All Taskforce Whitepaper
 Coraggio Group, June 2021

Partner Reports

Oregon's Health Care Workforce Needs Assessment 2023

Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences, January 2023

Seizing Opportunity: Initial Report and Subcommittee Findings, Oregon Semiconductor Competitiveness Task Force

Oregon Semiconductor Competitiveness Task Force, August 2022

Summary of Workforce Conversations with Business, Education, Workforce, Government, Nonprofit, and Thought Leaders during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Oregon Business Council/Oregon Business Plan, Summer 2020


The Oregon Employment Department's Workforce and Economic Research Division provides accurate, reliable, and timely information about Oregon's state and local labor markets through QualityInfo. The goal is to provide quality information that helps customers make informed choices. Workforce development policy makers are a key Research customer group, particularly serving the labor market information needs of state and local Workforce Investment Boards.


Higher Education Coordinating Commission Research

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) is responsible for conducting data collection, analysis, reporting, and research on all sectors of postsecondary education in Oregon. The HECC data resources are used to inform policy and funding decisions, and to uphold important requirements for transparency and accountability in an effort to achieve Oregon’s state goals for higher education.

Read HECC Featured Work

Office of Economic Analysis

The Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) provides objective forecasts of the state’s economy, revenue, population, corrections population, and Youth Authority population. These forecasts are used by the Governor, the Legislature, state agencies, and the public to achieve their goals. In addition to these four forecasts, OEA also manages the Oregon Highway Cost Allocation Study and produces the Oregon Population Survey.

Read OEA News, Analysis, & Outlook