Oregonians at Work

Oregon experienced rapid jobs recovery in 2021. Wage records show a gain of more than 128,400 jobs, or 6%, between the fourth quarters of 2020 and 2021.

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Oregon had 1.99 million people working in jobs covered by the state’s unemployment insurance system during the fourth quarter of 2021.

Those workers earned a total of $32.5 billion, with an average wage of about $16,325 per worker for the quarter. The median hourly pay during the quarter was $24.83.

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