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While Deschutes County’s employment base peaked at 69,327 in 2007, current employment has been steadily climbing since the recession (67,448 by 2014). The covered employment numbers (jobs that are eligible for unemployment insurance) in the chart below are a strong barometer of wage and sector trends.

In terms of the number of people employed, there have been big gains in the following sectors: Construction; professional and business services; leisure and hospitality; health care, and manufacturing.

Similarly, total payroll in Deschutes County expanded by around 12% and the number employed was up 7.5% with over 5,000 new payroll jobs. Average annual pay registered an improvement of 4.1%.

Note: While most employees are covered, notable exceptions include: the self-employed, those who work solely on commission, and some agricultural workers.  Wages include commissions, bonuses, vacation and holiday pay, but do not include benefits.

2014 Employment by Industry Sector (covered employment data—covered by unemployment insurance)

 

Deschutes County

Region Wide  

 Industry

Number of Employees

 Payroll

Average Pay

Number of Employees

 Payroll

 Average Pay

  Total Private Coverage

58,758

$2,224,607,870

$ 37,860

67,290

$2,537,122,423

$37,704.30

      Natural Resources & Mining

479

20,471,603

42,738

1,147

42,329,182

36,904

      Construction

4,311

182,547,329

42,344

4,623

196,046,490

42,407

      Manufacturing

4,475

188,139,276

42,042

6,268

257,796,236

41,129

      Wholesale

1,734

91,051,334

52,509

2,533

137,877,953

54,433

      Retail

9,823

274,714,335

27,966

10,885

299,409,717

27,507

      Transp., Warehousing & Util.

1,456

71,044,832

48,794

1,888

92,644,537

49,070

      Information

1,470

78,194,207

53,193

1,569

95,439,438

60,828

      Financial Activities

3,189

165,453,962

51,882

3,411

173,525,343

50,872

      Professional & Business Svcs.

7,701

323,163,536

41,963

8,140

338,450,781

41,579

      Education & Health Svcs.

10,956

554,999,782

50,657

12,059

600,106,254

49,764

      Leisure & Hospitality

10,593

200,013,067

18,881

11,729

219,145,050

18,684

      Other Services

2,565

74,651,441

29,103

3,021

84,188,276

27,868

  Total All Government

8,690

408,577,230

47,016

12,379

561,982,577

45,398

Total All Ownerships

67,448

$2,633,185,100

$39,040

79,670

$3,099,105,000

$38,899

Source: Oregon Employment Department