The government sector covers jobs in federal, state, and local government. This includes public schools and hospitals. Government job growth in Oregon over the last three years has been driven by the recovery of government budgets following the end of the recession; growth in Oregon’s population; and an increase in the number of home care workers.
The number of home care workers has grown rapidly since 2013, adding about 4,300 jobs for an annual growth rate of 10.5 percent. Home care workers account for one out of four jobs added to Oregon’s government sector during the last three years. In other states, home care workers are counted in private sector health care and social assistance, even when those jobs are funded through Medicaid.
Read more about job growth in Oregon in the full article written by State Employment Economist Nick Beleiciks.