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Data & Reports

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.



Current Workforce Issues

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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Talent Assessment

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.

2022 Oregon Talent Assessment
 ECONorthwest, Spring 2022

2020 Oregon Talent Assessment Update
ECONorthwest, March 2020

2018 Oregon Talent Assessment
ECONorthwest, September 2018

Taskforce Reports

The WTDB has shifted to a taskforce 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

Continuous Improvement Committee Initial Assessment
 Coraggio Group, December 2021


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