The minimum wage will increase on January 1. Oregon will continue to have the second-highest minimum wage in the country.
Minimum and median wages in Oregon have increased by a similar percentage since the early 2000s.
The headline Consumer Price Index is always in the news, but did you know the Bureau of Labor Statistics produces many different measures of inflation?
Oregon's per capita personal income gap with the nation has generally been growing since 1996.
Women's participation stabilizes, earnings grow, but disparities still exist.
Oregon's per capita personal income was $40,233 in 2013, 90 percent of the national figure of $44,543.
Women hold 49 percent of Oregon jobs, and the average woman brings home nearly $1,500 a month less than the average man.
After a sharp decline through the recent Great Recession, Oregon workers were holding more jobs by the middle of 2013.
Two Oregon counties reached the population threshold of 50,000 to qualify as metropolitan statistical areas, as of the 2010 Census.
Many economic indicators measure wages and income to gauge the relative prosperity of Oregon's individuals and households.
People with more than one job seem to have been hit harder by the Great Recession than those with a single job.
In 2012, less than 1 percent (0.7%) of Oregon private-sector workers made $250,000 or more.
The average payroll for private firms in Oregon was $472,000 in 2012.
When it comes to measuring economic activity, GDP is often cited as the measure.
High-wage workers' slice of the wage pie has increased in size, while that of low- and middle-wage workers has shrunk.
Recently, some groups of goods and services have seen price increases, some decreases, and some prices have stagnated.
Oregon's lower cost of living accounts for some of the state's per capita income gap with the nation.
Dramatic differences exist between the patterns of job losses and growth during the 2001 and 2008 recessions.