Oregon’s private employers had approximately 35,200 job vacancies during Spring 2013, according to a Job Vacancy Survey recently completed by the Oregon Employment Department. According to the report from the Oregon Employment Department, during the same month there were 149,200 unemployed Oregonians, or roughly 4 unemployed people for each private-sector vacancy.
Historically speaking, the health care and social assistance industry usually dominates Oregon job vacancies and they came in first again, accounting for 6,586 of the spring vacancies. However, manufacturing vacancies nearly caught up with the pace of health care hiring, reporting 6,545 openings. Leisure and hospitality, and the management, administrative, and waste services industry (which includes company headquarters and temporary staffing agencies, among other businesses) each reported more than 4,100 vacancies. Natural resources and mining was also hiring this spring, with 3,800 vacancies.