- May 1, 2017
- Oregon Center for Public Policy
- Staff Report
Oregon’s economic success is undeniable. Oregon ranks third among states in terms of economic growth since 2001 and Oregon workers are far more productive than the national average. Indeed, as Oregon’s economy has grown over the better part of the last two decades, so too has its importance in the national economy.
This economic growth, however, has bypassed many Oregonians. Oregon’s elevated poverty levels and spike in food insecure households are a testament to this failure of the state’s economy.