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2016 saw the highest growth in office employment on record

•As of December 2016, in a six-plus-year phase of accelerating office-occupying employment, Portland added 14,500 jobs to its office super sectors, a record number of jobs year-over-year.

•Portland enjoyed the second fastest job growth rate among the 50 largest US cities between 2013-2015. That’s more than twice the growth rate of the United States.

•Portland’s total economy has recovered all the jobs lost in the recession and then some, now with record nonfarm employment of 1,158,300.




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