The gap between Oregon's metro area economies widened in February.
Portland's economy is expanding at a faster than average pace, the UO Regional Economic Indexes show. Central Oregon and Eugene are growing just below their post-1998 norm. But the Rogue Valley and Salem economies are lagging well below that mark.
The measures combine a host of indicators -- from home sales to unemployment claims -- to track the health of regional economies. UO Economist Tim Duy then averages the data to account for month-month volatility.
Read more at OregonLive.com.