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Lane County, Oregon Feb 27, 2017

Labor Market

The metropolitan population makes up more than half of Lane County's growing labor force. A high percentage of this force is well educated, with a wide range of backgrounds and skills.

For example, census figures show that more than a quarter of Eugeneans 25-years-old and above have completed four or more years of college. This compares favorably to the national figure of 20.3 percent.

Work stoppages in Lane County, and in Oregon in general, are well below national averages.

Employment

Sector 2000 Projected 2010
Non-Farm Payroll Employment 143,000 160,200
  Goods-Producing 30,800 31,500
  Service-Producing 112,200 128,700
Manufacturing 23,800 24,100
  Durable Goods 18,400 18,800
  Non-Durable Goods 5,400 5,300
Non-Manufacturing 119,200 136,100
  Mining & Quarrying 200 200
  Construction 6,800 7,200
  Transportation & Public Utilities 4,300 5,000
  Trade 35,300 40,000
  FIRE 6,900 8,300
  Services 40,000 47,200
  Government 25,700 28,200

* Source: Oregon Employment Department, Workforce Analysis, Region 5, Lane County

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