About this report

The data and analysis of this report were compiled by ECONorthwest for the Value of Jobs Coalition. Portland-metro in this report refers to the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSA.

The report relied on the County Business Patterns (CBP) database collected by the U.S. Census Bureau for data on employment and payroll at the county and Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) level, and used the Oregon Employment Statistics data on projected job growth by occupation type from 2012 through 2022. The Dartmouth Healthcare Atlas, produced by the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, has data on the quality and quantity of services provided by healthcare providers, as well as data on capacity of healthcare facilities. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid collects data on the prevalence of chronic medical conditions at the HRR level.