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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.

Employment Resources

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