The State of Oregon’s Legal Industry

Where can we learn about the state of Oregon’s legal industry?  Data about demographics, employment, supply, and demand can hard to find – especially in one convenient location.  Now a new resource is available, thanks to the hard work of Annette Shelton-Tiderman.

In her post, Problem Solvers: Offices of Oregon Lawyers, Annette reports on the following topics:

  • Offices of Lawyers Reflect Oregon’s Diverse Population and Geography
  • Supply and Demand: Employment Reflects Changes in the Economy
  • Marshalling Problem-Solving Resources
  • Projected Demand Shows Change and Overall Growth

She includes interesting infographics on the statewide marketplace for legal services, employment growth rates, employment projections, and breakdowns on areas of practice.  An interesting read and informative resource. Thank you Annette!

Postscript

The Oregon Employment Department’s Web site is a helpful resource for businesses researching economic data, business indicators, and other information. There are 13 workforce analysts spread across the state who are responsible for assisting businesses with needed labor market information. This can include the demographics of a neighborhood – very helpful when a business is looking to relocate or expand. The Employment Department also tracks education levels, income, population data, and maintains a database for occupational and wage-related information that is easily accessed via its Web site.  Services provided by workforce analysts are paid for by business taxes.  There is no additional cost to access their expertise.

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