More than half of Oregon's new jobs will be concentrated in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.
The capital city's economy is nearing average growth.
The region's seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 6.9 percent in January, unchanged from December 2013.
The city's sewer customers could be reimbursed once the Superfund work moves forward.
The program helps Oregonians struggling with underwater mortgages and high interest rate loans.