Portland-Metro employment hits all-time high

Since the recession’s trough employment of 970,400 in November of 2009, the metro area has grown by an increase of more than 207,000 jobs.  Employment in the Portland metro area has hit an all-time high for the region as of September 2017, now sitting at 1,178,000.

Portland’s current employment has surpassed the previous peak by more than 125,000 jobs, up 12% from April 2008.  Talent shortages may become an issue for the region and inbound migration could be the key to continued economic growth.