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Covered employment refers to jobs that are eligible for unemployment insurance.  This is a good barometer of wage and sector trends.  Note that 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.  

Deschutes County’s employment base peaked at 69,327 in 2007, current employment has been steadily climbing since the recession ended and now stands at 79,908.  Relative to last year (2017 data), all measurements-- the number individuals employed, the associated payroll, and average annual pay—increased across the board, demonstrating a broad return to a healthier economy. Employment levels are up nearly __ percent from a year ago, roughly _ jobs. In terms of sheer numbers employed, the big gains in industry sectors in Deschutes County were construction, manufacturing, professional and businesses services, and education & health services. Similarly, payroll in Deschutes County expanded by 9%.  Average annual pay registered an improvement of 3%.   

The following page has a chart depicting industry mix in Deschutes County.  

2017 Employment by Industry Sector (covered employment data—covered by unemployment insurance)

 

Deschutes County

Central Oregon  

 Industry

Number of Employees

 Payroll

Average Pay

Number of Employees

 Payroll

 Average Pay

  Total Private Coverage

70,596

$3,053,185,308

$43,249

76,767

$3,430,940,316

$43,012

      Natural Resources & Mining

685

$29,505,071

$43,073

1,305

$52,844,821

$40,494

      Construction

6,254

$303,768,182

$48,572

6,665

$324,106,046

$48,628

      Manufacturing

5,417

$255,564,873

$47,178

7,064

$325,239,389

$46,042

      Trade, Transportation, & Utilities

15,149

$557,570,290

$36,832

17,733

$673,291,806

$37,968

      Information

1,587

$107,803,450

$67,929

1,772

$137,111,111

$77,376

      Financial Activities

3,200

$180,488,064

$56,403

3,437

$189,595,373

$55,163

      Professional & Business Svcs.

9,833

$531,415,528

$54,044

10,321

$549,313,774

$53,223

      Education & Health Svcs.

12,866

$725,469,105

$56,387

14,029

$779,933,249

$55,594

      Leisure & Hospitality

12,392

$264,457,038

$21.341

13,726

$290,655,757

$21,176

      Other Services

3,193

$95,568,236

$29,931

3,687

$107,132,963

$29,057