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1 Jobs in Natural Resources. Oregon State University December 2 nd, 2010

2 Unfortunately, we don’t collect detailed statistics on… Self-employed Small agriculture State and federal government Currently conducting a detailed survey of the farming, forestry, and fishing industries to gather more detail

3 In Oregon, in 2009… Less than 5,000 firms 35,000 jobs $580 million in wages Jobs typically pay slightly higher wages that other jobs in similar industries Jobs typically pay much higher wages than the statewide average

4 Recent Online Ads for Green Jobs During the month of August 710 ads for green jobs (engineering) 37,790 ads for all jobs (health care) Portland dominates the green jobs market (53%) but all areas of the state have a proportionate share Growth in green job ads was not correlated with growth for all job ads over-the-year SolarWorld, U.S. Forest Service, and Army Corps of Engineers (200 employers total) for Summer 2010 3 largest health care employers advertised 500+ jobs each


6 Future Growth 2008-2018 State government (non-education): 8% Local government (non-education): 7% Federal government: -2% Professional and technical services: 20% Educational and health services: 23% Other services: 8% Total employment: 9%

7 Charlie Johnson Oregon Employment Department (503) 947-3098 Join the conversation: Twitter @OrEmployment

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