Oregons Economy Gains Steam

Dated: March 12 2014

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Pretty much all indicators point to continued economic growth in Oregon.

That's according to the University of Oregon's December Index of Economic Indicators, which pegged to rate of growth statewide at 0.37 and the three-month average, which helps smooth month-to-month volatility, at 0.17. Zero equals the average growth rate between 1990 and the present.

Most major economic indicators were trending in a positive direction. The exception was unemployment claims, which rose in December, though, according to Tim Duy, director of the Oregon Economic Forum at UO, claims remain at a level consistent with statewide job growth.

Among the data included in the December index:
  • Initial unemployment claims rose to 6,444 from 5,610.
  • Employment services payrolls rose to 34,822 from 34,494.
  • Residential building permits dropped to 1,089 from 1,119.
  • U.S. consumer confidence dropped to 78.1 from 78.6.
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