Portland Pulse: new data answers questions about the region's economy

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies   (Portland)

January 2012

Greater Portland Pulse recently updated the following indicators:

Unemployment Rate: How does the unemployment rate in the greater Portland region compare to the national unemployment rate?

Average Wage per Job: (now available by county!) What does the average job pay in the Portland MSA?

Per Capita Income: (now available by county!) How does the average wage per job in the Portland MSA compate to the US Metro average? Which county in the greater Portland region has the highest per capit income?

Job Growth: Which of the key industries in the Portland MSA are geowing? Which is shrinking?

Housing Cost Burden: How many families are spending more than 30% of their income on housing?

Check out the results at the Greater Portland Pulse website link below!


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