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Portland has the 26th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 8.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Portland area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Portland has the 20th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Portland is above average at $52,140, and the median cost of a home in Portland is $285,300, which is above the national average. 44% of workers in Portland hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 90% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Portland. 61% of Portland workers drive to work alone, 10% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 18% walk. People in Portland spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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      WorkSource Portland Metro East

      19421 South East Stark Street
      Portland, OR 97233

      Worksource Portland Metro SE

      7916 SE Foster Road
      Suite 104
      Portland, OR 97206

      Central City Concern- Employment Access Center

      2 North West 2nd Avenue
      Portland, OR 97209

      Worksource Portland Metro Central

      30 North Webster Street
      Suite E
      Portland, OR 97217