The state gained 7,500 jobs in March, the largest one-month increase since November 2005.
The Oregon Employment Department reported 32,700 job openings in businesses throughout the state.
The tax extenders would benefit a wide variety of industries.
Job growth in the capitol is up 2.6%; home prices are up 5.7%.
Puppet Labs doubled its business in three first-quarter metrics: customers, bookings and jobs.