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|Wednesday, February 01, 2006|
The ﬁnancial activities sector covers a variety of industries — banking, real estate, auto rental and others — so its subsectors vary widely in wages and employment trends. In 2004, for example, the U.S. average annual wage in the ﬁnance and insurance subsector was 88% higher than the average in real estate and leasing. So the sector’s highest wages were in the ﬁnance-dominated Northeast, while the real estate boom helped a Western state, Nevada, see the strongest job gains. In Oregon, opposing trends among subgroups have dampened both growth and decline of ﬁnancial activities employment. Job growth in ﬁnance and insurance slowed in mid-2003, due in part to cooling reﬁnance activity.
But stability in real estate and leasing moderated eﬀects on the broad sector. In 2005, the opposite occurred as ﬁnance employment surged and real estate slowed. But jobs in real estate and leasing still account for a larger share of ﬁnancial activities employment in Oregon than in the United States. This factor, among others, has kept the sector’s wages consistently below the national average.
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE
The right sunglasses can protect your eyes and look cool at the same time. This being the 21st century, select shades are socially conscious, too. Portland brand Shwood uses wood and other natural materials and manufactures locally. Founded by Ann Sacks, the brand Fetch dedicates a portion of its profits to animal welfare. But whether you choose classic tortiseshell or aviator chic, please, shed the sunglasses when you walk in the door — and, of course, at night.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
Oregon Business celebrated the 100 Best Green Workplaces with an awards luncheon yesterday at the Nines Hotel in downtown Portland.
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR
Roy Kaufmann always lands on his feet.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
In 2014, total revenue for camping and day use in Oregon State Parks was a little more than $17 million. That figure may even higher this year "because we've had exceptionally nice weather," Hughes says.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Friday, June 05, 2015
As temperatures in Oregon creep into the 90s this weekend, Oregonians' thoughts are turning to — summer baseball.
Friday, May 08, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
Hagfish may not have evolved much over the last 300 million years, but their protein-heavy slime promises advances in super-materials.
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