Oregon welcomed 3,082 participants in the J-1 Visa Program in 2012, according to the State Department.
Population growth picked up a bit in 2012, driven by stronger in-migration.
Business Employment Dynamics data show net job gains along with a slight drop in the number of businesses in mid-2012.
In 2011, about one out of every five Oregonians belonged to a minority group, compared with one in six back in 2001.
The first quarter 2012 net job gain was one of the strongest for Oregon since the onset of the Great Recession.
Oregon's population growth rate appears to have hit bottom in 2011; the growth rate increased to 0.7 percent in 2012.
Roughly 6 percent of people who make their living in Oregon, make their home in some other state.
The vast majority of workers in Oregon use an automobile to travel to work.
There has been a notable rise in median job tenure over the past six years: between 2006 and 2012 this figure rose from 3.8 to 4.6 years.
Homeownership rates decreased slightly in Oregon and the U.S. from 2005 to 2012.
The minimum wage will increase on January 1. Oregon will continue to have the second-highest minimum wage in the country.
Workforce-related training should be tailored to actual needs of businesses. What efforts are geared in that direction?
Even with many unemployed seeking work, some businesses are having trouble recruiting workers with the right skills.
Baby boom retirements are coming, and employers will need to plan for them.
The national number of working poor increased in 2007; part-time, young, and female workers are more likely to be among the working poor.
While recessionary job losses hit men hard, the recovery has been worse for women.
Business Employment Dynamics show that surviving firms tend to grow over time.
American Community Survey data allow analysis of migration by occupation group.
More working women have fueled the growth of an industry.
Oregon women are more likely to be in the labor force than women nationwide, a long-standing trend.
See how one man turned his dream of business ownership into reality.
State, federal posters explain employment laws to employers and employees.