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Lane County Employment Growth Highlights:
- The industry most affected by COVID-19 restrictions, leisure and hospitality is projected to increase the fastest and add the most jobs. The projected 6,100 jobs (44% growth) in leisure and hospitality is mainly driven by the recovery from the pandemic, as restaurants, hotels and arts, cultural, and recreational establishments are expected to see increased demand as in-person and recreational activities resume.
- The private health care and social assistance sector is projected to add the second-largest number of jobs, gaining 4,700 jobs (18% growth) over the 10-year period. This growth is attributed to the again of the state’s population, longer life expectancies, and continued population growth. Health care alone will account for nearly one out of five new jobs created by 2030.
- Professional and business services add 2,900 jobs, partly from growth in the tech sector.
- Trade, transportation, and utilities is a large industry sector that is projected to grow by 3,200 jobs (11%) due to a recovery from the COVID-19 recession in retail trade and demand for transportation services as more people shop online and need products delivered.
- State government is expected to add 200 jobs (12%) mostly from growth at the state hospital in Junction City.
- Local government adds 2,100 jobs, largely in education and including the addition of the Knight Science Campus at the University of Oregon.
- Construction was one of the industries least affected by COVID-19 restrictions. Propelled by the need to fill low housing inventory, the industry is expected to add 800 jobs.
- Manufacturing grows by 800 jobs. Durable goods manufacturing grows due to recovery from COVID-19. Nondurable goods manufacturing grows, adding 400 jobs, largely from food and beverage manufacturing.