Monthly Archives: August 2016

Oregon adds 17 new government jobs a day

An analysis by the Oregon Employment Department data on job growth shows that Oregon is adding new government jobs at a fast pace.  In 2014, Oregon added 4,600 new government jobs, 5,400 added in 2015 and 5,800 for 2016.  There … Continue reading

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State Employees make double what average workers earn

A report from the State Legislative Fiscal Office and the Statesman Journal (3/1/16) compare numbers between state employees and average Oregonians worker salaries including benefits.  The numbers show that State Employees ($89,000) make nearly double what average Oregonians make ($45,893).

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Reports to Government Waste hotline up 35%

Oregon Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins released the annual report on Oregon’s government waste hotline. In 2015, the hotline received 243 initial reports. This continues an upward trend: there were 180 reports in 2014, 154 in 2013, and 145 in … Continue reading

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