Oregon Regional Economic Analysis Project
An Introduction to the Oregon Regional Economic Analysis Project
A collaboration between the Institute of Metropolitan Studies at Portland State University and the Rural Studies Program at Oregon State University
2009 Data Now Available!!
The OR-REAP site allows users to compare nearly 40 years of population, total employment, employment by industry, and income trends across the state. Interactive choices allow users to access not only data but regional analysis tools and text which provide easy to understand trends and comparisons.
Access the data at http://oregon.reaproject.org/
The site offers:
- Population and employment totals, and employment by industry
- Per capita income, average wages, total income, and components of income
- Long trend annual data spanning from 1969 to 2008
- Automatic data comparisons including percent change, percent change by decade, shares, percent of US average
- More sophisticated regional analysis including shift share and location quotients
- Visual representation of data and comparisons as well as tables
- Easy to understand text so you can take your analysis to a general public audience
- Compare data across many different places or over time
Compare data for a single county or an aggregate of counties to another county, a workforce development region, a metropolitan area, the nonmetropolitan areas of the state, the state average or the US average.