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Workforce

Workforce   

Population   8,025

Work Area Profile Report           Sutherlin +50Miles                    2010 Data        

Total Primary Jobs
   
  Count Share
Total Primary Jobs 168,929 100.0%
     
Jobs by Worker Age
   
  Count Share
Age 29 or Younger 36,163 21.4%
Age 30 to 54 93,188 55.2%
Age 55 or older 39,578 23.4%
     
Jobs by Earnings
   
  Count Share
$1,250 per month or less 39,276 23.3%
$1,251 to $3,333 per month 74,075 55.2%
More than $3,333 per month    
     
Jobs by NAICS Industry Sector
   
  Count Share
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 3,705 2.2%
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 284 0.2%
Utilities 1,206 0.7%
Construction 6,563 3.9%
Manufacturing 16,899 10.0%
Wholesale Trade 5,700 3.4%
Retail Trade 20,546 12.2%
Transportation and Warehousing 4,527 2.7%
Information 3,644 2.2%
Finance and Insurance 4,637 2.7%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 2,431 1.4%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 6,293 3.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,089 1.8%
Administration & Support, Waste Management and Remediation 9,339 5.5%
Educational Services 19,082 11.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance 29,357 17.4%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 1,939 1.1%
Accommodation and Food 14,616 8.7%
Other Services (excluding Public Administration) 5,467 8.7%
Public Administration 9,605 5.7%
     
Jobs by Worker Race
   
  Count Share
White Alone 158,715 94.0%
Black or African American Alone 1,505 0.9%
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone 1,988 1.2%
Asian Alone 3,220 1.9%
Pacific Islander Alone 310 0.2%
Two or More Race Groups 3,191 1.9%
     
Jobs by Worker Ethnicity
   
  Count Share
Not Hispanic or Latino 160,511 95.0%
Hispanic or Latino 8,418 5.0%
     
Jobs by Worker Educational Attainment
   
  Count Share
Less than high school 11.967 7.1%
High School or Equivalent, No College 43,195 25.6%
Some College or Associated Degree 46,019 27.2%
Bachelor's Degree or Advanced Degree 31,585 18.7%
Educational Attainment not Available (Workers aged 29 or Younger) 36,163 21.4%
     
Jobs by Worker Sex
   
  Count Share
Male 81,479 48.2%
Female 87,450 51.8%

Douglas County’s Relative Recovery After the Great Recession

by  Kale Donnelly                                                            

May 4, 2017

Before the Great Recession, Douglas County’s employment levels peaked in September of 2006 at 40,510 jobs. While the official start of the recession was December of 2007, many rural areas throughout the state were starting to feel the leading effects of the recession beforehand. Current employment estimates show that Douglas County had 36,860 jobs as of March 2017, 93 percent of its pre-recession peak.
If we index the data we can observe how employment levels have changed. The method of indexing uses a specific base period, or rather beginning point of observation, and aims to show the relative change over time. In this instance, the employment levels of Coos, Curry, and Douglas counties have been indexed along with the State of Oregon to show the Southwestern counties’ relative change since January of 2007.
Douglas County’s employment is currently at 93 percent of its pre-recession employment levels. The other Southwestern counties of Coos and Curry are at 94 and 92 percent of their pre-recession employment levels, respectively. Once the index reaches 100 (100%) this will signify that employment levels are equal to their January 2007 values. Oregon surpassed its pre-recession employment levels in late 2014.
The recession hit the Southwestern Oregon counties early and stayed late, but full recovery lies ahead.