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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Portland, Oregon Metro Area

MSA: Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
counties: Clackamas (OR), Columbia (OR), Multnomah (OR), Washington (OR), Yamhill (OR), Clark (WA), Skamania (WA)
Population (2016 estimate): 2.4 million
Unemployment Rate (September 2017): 4.0%
NFP Employment (2016): 1.1 million
Average Earnings (2016): $49,230

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 77,460 68.3 1.4 $97,420
Business and Financial Operations 63,530 56.1 1.1 $65,000
IT and Mathematical 43,130 38.1 1.3 $82,500
Architecture and Engineering 35,940 31.7 1.8 $80,300
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 10,950 9.7 1.2 $60,960
Community and Social Services 20,220 17.8 1.2 $43,890
Legal and Judicial 8,060 7.1 0.9 $78,350
Education, Training, and Library 64,270 56.7 0.9 $48,540
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 20,480 18.1 1.3 $47,110
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 62,020 54.7 0.9 $80,670
Healthcare Support 28,620 25.3 0.9 $34,860
Protective Services 19,510 17.2 0.7 $44,980
Food Preparation and Serving Related 102,770 90.7 1.0 $23,230
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 30,630 27.0 0.9 $28,330
Personal Care and Services 37,610 33.2 1.0 $25,130
Sales and Related 113,160 99.8 1.0 $29,890
Office and Administrative Support 165,690 146.2 0.9 $37,120
Construction and Extraction 48,060 42.4 1.1 $51,570
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 36,100 31.9 0.8 $46,640
Production 71,850 63.4 1.0 $35,560
Transportation and Material Moving 69,600 61.4 0.9 $34,360

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