Oregon to add 300,000 jobs in next decade

Oregon to add 300,000 jobs in next decade

Economic forecasters say Oregon will add 300,000 jobs between 2010 and 2020.

Private education and health care services are expected to grow the fastest at 30%.


The Oregon Employment Department, which released the long-term projections Thursday, predicts 27 percent growth in professional and business services. The slowest-growing sector will be government, with 7 percent growth over the decade.
Charlie Johnson, an Employment Department analyst, said the forecast, conducted every two years, ignores economic ups and downs to divine long-term trends. "The goal here is not to predict a precise employment level," he said, "but it's a tool for students, job seekers, business leaders and policy-makers."

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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