Oregon Employment Data by County

County with the Most Businesses: Multnomah County Oregon, 33,744
County with the Most Employees: Multnomah County Oregon, 426,923
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Washington County Oregon, $1,334
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Grant County Oregon, 12.1%



Baker County Oregon

Total Businesses5940.4% of state total
Total Employment4,2880.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64864.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services10818.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade78018.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households498.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3959.2% of county employees



Benton County Oregon

Total Businesses2,5921.7% of state total
Total Employment28,0211.7% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$89489.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services44617.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare6,03721.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households2188.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3,12711.2% of county employees



Clackamas County Oregon

Total Businesses14,4379.6% of state total
Total Employment145,4018.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$99899.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services2,16515.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare20,48614.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households1,1427.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places11,9938.2% of county employees



Clatsop County Oregon

Total Businesses1,6031.1% of state total
Total Employment15,6861.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68868.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services27717.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services4,34827.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places18111.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,92218.6% of county employees



Columbia County Oregon

Total Businesses1,1750.8% of state total
Total Employment9,2770.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71871.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services26222.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,65517.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households15913.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,12512.1% of county employees



Coos County Oregon

Total Businesses1,7961.2% of state total
Total Employment16,6821.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67867.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services32418.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade3,01718.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households18210.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,4828.9% of county employees



Crook County Oregon

Total Businesses6130.4% of state total
Total Employment4,8900.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$89389.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services11518.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Wholesale trade72714.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households569.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4308.8% of county employees



Curry County Oregon

Total Businesses7690.5% of state total
Total Employment5,2110.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$61361.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services12115.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services1,14422.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places658.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places78915.1% of county employees



Deschutes County Oregon

Total Businesses8,0855.4% of state total
Total Employment70,6234.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$83182.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction1,15514.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare11,97517.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households4195.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7,50710.6% of county employees



Douglas County Oregon

Total Businesses2,9502.0% of state total
Total Employment30,2931.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73473.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services61320.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare4,85916.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households36812.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,5988.6% of county employees



Gilliam County Oregon

Total Businesses940.1% of state total
Total Employment5640.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$81781.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services1516.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Waste services17130.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Wheat farming88.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places346.0% of county employees



Grant County Oregon

Total Businesses2640.2% of state total
Total Employment1,4530.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$60160.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate12.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry4015.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Agriculture and forestry24416.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households176.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1198.2% of county employees



Harney County Oregon

Total Businesses2430.2% of state total
Total Employment1,3520.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$56156.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate8.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services4016.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade30022.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households208.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Hay farming916.7% of county employees



Hood River County Oregon

Total Businesses1,2800.9% of state total
Total Employment12,5000.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71371.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry18914.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Agriculture and forestry2,48219.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Noncitrus fruit and tree nut farming16012.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Noncitrus fruit and tree nut farming2,08616.7% of county employees



Jackson County Oregon

Total Businesses7,0684.7% of state total
Total Employment76,4514.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77377.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services1,04614.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare14,81019.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households5597.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places7,5979.9% of county employees



Jefferson County Oregon

Total Businesses5240.3% of state total
Total Employment4,3280.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$67867.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services11121.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,12125.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households6612.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3899.0% of county employees



Josephine County Oregon

Total Businesses2,4071.6% of state total
Total Employment23,2701.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$66866.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services41117.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare4,91721.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households24710.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,43410.5% of county employees



Klamath County Oregon

Total Businesses1,8401.2% of state total
Total Employment18,1231.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69469.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate8.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services36920.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare3,44419.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households20411.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,6729.2% of county employees



Lake County Oregon

Total Businesses2730.2% of state total
Total Employment1,4240.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$59559.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate8.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry5520.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade22816.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Beef cattle ranching farming and feedlots259.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Hay farming1289.0% of county employees



Lane County Oregon

Total Businesses11,6147.7% of state total
Total Employment128,9657.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78978.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services2,10218.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare23,47018.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households1,19310.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places12,3679.6% of county employees



Lincoln County Oregon

Total Businesses1,7601.2% of state total
Total Employment14,3150.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64964.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services29917.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services4,30130.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1679.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,31716.2% of county employees



Linn County Oregon

Total Businesses3,2862.2% of state total
Total Employment38,6052.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$79979.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services64819.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing7,91220.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households37911.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,8077.3% of county employees



Malheur County Oregon

Total Businesses9360.6% of state total
Total Employment9,7610.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$61261.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services16617.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,91719.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households717.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9449.7% of county employees



Marion County Oregon

Total Businesses10,0376.7% of state total
Total Employment116,0247.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78077.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services1,74117.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare20,06917.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households9929.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places9,4238.1% of county employees



Morrow County Oregon

Total Businesses2970.2% of state total
Total Employment4,8780.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$98298.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry5719.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,73235.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households227.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Vegetable and melon farming3597.4% of county employees



Multnomah County Oregon

Total Businesses33,74422.5% of state total
Total Employment426,92325.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,072107.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services5,63416.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare61,36114.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households2,8788.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places37,5208.8% of county employees



Polk County Oregon

Total Businesses1,8351.2% of state total
Total Employment14,9070.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64364.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services36119.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare2,71318.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households21511.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,50910.1% of county employees



Sherman County Oregon

Total Businesses770.1% of state total
Total Employment4980.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76476.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Transport and warehousing1722.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Transport and warehousing11923.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Farm product warehousing and storage1114.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places10220.5% of county employees



Tillamook County Oregon

Total Businesses8690.6% of state total
Total Employment7,5460.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70670.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services15117.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,42218.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places819.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places82510.9% of county employees



Umatilla County Oregon

Total Businesses2,0151.3% of state total
Total Employment23,6311.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69469.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services39019.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,53715.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households20810.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,8697.9% of county employees



Union County Oregon

Total Businesses8970.6% of state total
Total Employment7,9070.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70270.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services18620.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare1,58520.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households10611.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places6958.8% of county employees



Wallowa County Oregon

Total Businesses3920.3% of state total
Total Employment1,8960.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$60760.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate9.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services5313.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare28314.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households266.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1256.6% of county employees



Wasco County Oregon

Total Businesses9380.6% of state total
Total Employment9,8950.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70069.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services18619.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare2,14421.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households10911.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Noncitrus fruit and tree nut farming1,57015.9% of county employees



Washington County Oregon

Total Businesses18,80712.5% of state total
Total Employment266,66916.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,334133.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services2,56313.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing48,70818.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households1,3127.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Semiconductor and electronic component mfg.22,8498.6% of county employees



Wheeler County Oregon

Total Businesses510.0% of state total
Total Employment1960.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$51151.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry917.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade4422.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Beef cattle ranching farming and feedlots713.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Hay farming00.0% of county employees



Yamhill County Oregon

Total Businesses3,0362.0% of state total
Total Employment30,8741.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$76276.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Other services51617.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing6,53021.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Private households2879.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,6588.6% of county employees






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