Lane County Employment

Below are selected highlights from the 2022 State of the Workforce Report.

  • According to Oregon Employment Department projections, Lane County will add 23,900 jobs between 2020 and 2030. This represents a 15% increase in employment over 10 years.  The growth stems from anticipated private-sector gains of 23,400 jobs and the addition of 2,200 jobs in government. Even in industries that are expected to grow slowly, there will be opportunities created by replacement needs.
  • In 2021, an improved labor market and low overall inflation cause real average annual wages to top $52,000 for the first time since 1979 at $52,596.
  • Although the earnings of the average worker in Lane County were $52,596 in 2021, roughly 57% of jobs paid less.

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