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Employment Transitions in Oregon's Wood Products Sector During the 1990s

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New data indicate that only 51 percent of workers displaced from the Oregon wood products sector during the 1990s remained in Oregon covered employment by 1998. Of these, 45 percent found employment in the service and wholesale-retail trade sectors. The median wage of separated workers in 1998 was below their wage when employed in the wood products sector and below the median wage of all Oregon workers. At least 30 percent of those separated from the wood products sector in the less populous southwestern and eastern portions of the state found new employment in the more urban northwestern region at wages 29 percent higher than their counterparts who did not move.

Keywords: economics; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; harvesting; industry; natural resource management; natural resources

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Economist ECONorthwest, Eugene, Oregon, 2: Professor Department of Forest Resources, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 97331, 3: Economist Oregon Employment Department, Salem,

Publication date: June 1, 2003

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