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Oregon nearing 'full employment,' must settle for slower growth, PSU study finds

October 28, 2016View for printing

Oregon's rebound from the Great Recession has nearly run its course, according to a regional forecast out this week from the Northwest Economic Research Center at Portland State University.

The researchers conclude that as the state nears "full employment," recent economic growth rates will be impossible to sustain. But that doesn't mean the party's over.

"We're not to the hangover," said Tom Potiowsky, director of the research center and former Oregon state economist. "You're sort of settling in to the mellow part of the party."

By Mike Rogoway | The Oregonian/OregonLive

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