Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Job Polarization in Oregon and Portland.

OPB Think Out Loud radio story is HERE

Office of Economic Analysis post is HERE; full report is HERE; slides for related presentation are HERE.  

Full report includes some Portland metro maps that show job categories at census tract level, using ACS data. 

Graph below shows Oregon job changes during recovery after recession; note the absence of lower middle wage jobs, and Oregon's rate of creation of low wage and high wage jobs exceeding the national average. 

Wage groups are defined as followed: High Wage: More than $50,000; Upper Middle: $40,000-$50,000; Lower Middle: $25,000-$40,000; Low wage: less than $25,000

Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.

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