Friday, December 16, 2011

New employment data and publications!

Here's (at least our idea of) Friday fun: new employment data and publications!

Yesterday the Employment Department released 10-year employment projections for the 2010-2020 period. Here are a few highlights:
  • The Department's forecasters expect economic growth to add nearly 300,000 jobs to the state's payrolls, a gain of 18 percent over the decade.
  • The private education and health care services industry, dominated by health care jobs, is expected to grow by 30 percent and add nearly 68,000 jobs to meet the needs of a growing and aging population.
  • Although they are projected to grow from their 2010 levels, the construction, manufacturing, and financial activities industries are not anticipated to reach their pre-recession employment levels before 2020.
  • Projections for Oregon's 15 workforce regions show the fastest employment growth near the Portland metro area, followed by Lane County. All other regions are projected to grow at a slower pace than the statewide average.
The Employment Department also recently released the 2012 edition of Careers magazine. Careers serves as a comprehensive resource for students and new participants in the labor market. The 95-page publication contains information on career planning, career pathways, and searching for jobs. There's also a directory with details on more than 200 occupations!

For more information on the 2010-2020 employment projections and Careers magazine, visit!

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