Statements about Jobs

Seneca Jones Timber Co., aiming to increase logging and allay fears that old growth will be cut, says mills have shifted to second-generation trees. An ad from the company asks: "Do you know that most all mills in Oregon have retooled over the past 20 years?"

"60 percent of the jobs lost in the 2008 recession were living-wage jobs. Of the jobs we’ve gotten back, only 40 percent are living-wage."

"Oregon leads the nation in number of jobs per capita in manufacturing."

Says "nearly 30,000" federal employees in Oregon were furloughed during the government shutdown.

Says "Did you know that the #KeystoneXL project is expected to create 20,000 American jobs, including more than 800 in Oregon?"

Says that in 2011, Oregon had "the second fastest growing economy in the nation."

Unemployment among Oregon high school graduates aged 18 to 20 increased more than 200 percent from 2008 to 2011, while the U.S. average increased only 30 percent.

The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project has created 1,525 direct jobs as of June 11, 2012.

Says, "Less than half of all states have legal protections on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, despite the fact that LGBT Americans report employment discrimination and unemployment at much higher rates than the U.S. average."

Says "Oregon is one of only three states that allow the use of gillnets on inland waters."

Says "today unemployment has been running near 12 percent or more for the last four years" and the Legislature hasn’t done much to lower it. 

"However, it took $19.5 million in Oregon Lottery funds for the Port of Newport to eventually land the new NOAA Marine Operations Center-Pacific."

Oregon House Republicans’ jobs plan could generate more than 50,000 jobs over five years.

"Oregon’s per capita income is 9 percent below the national average and getting worse. This is a state that’s actually getting poorer."

Says the federal stimulus program was ineffective because "the number of jobs has actually decreased by 18,300 through July 2011."

"Creating 25 jobs in Umatilla County has the same impact as 500 jobs in the metro region."

Says John Kitzhaber wants a sales tax so people without jobs pay taxes.

Says Chris Dudley thinks Oregon’s minimum wage is too high.

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