Oregon is home to the metro area with the biggest job growth.
And, while you may assume that Portland is the region claiming this title, you’d be wrong. The latest report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors shows that metro areas are driving the nation’s economy, and “…no metro area in the nation had higher job growth last year than Bend.”
AT A GLANCE — U.S. METRO JOB GROWTH + FORECAST:
The report concludes:
Metro economies continued in 2015 to drive US economic growth. We expect metros to grow and expand US economic welfare through the rest of the decade despite some current headwinds from the global economy.
We also forecast that more metros will continue to regain their lost jobs from the recovery, and forecast stronger GMP and GDP growth in 2017, which will take the recovery into its eighth year, one of the longest in recent history.
- USCM Report: U.S. Metro Economies // GMP and Employment
- Portland Business Journal // USCM Report Highlights