Oregon wants to make it easier to build affordable housing Politicians want to design their way out of Oregon’s housing crisis and are considering a proposal clearing the path for developers to build more apartments and townhouses… Read More The Register-Guard https://www.registerguard.com/news/20190319/oregon-wants-to-make-it-easier-to-build-affordable-housing

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3/21: MetroIntelligence Economic Update by P. DUFFY

Over one million open jobs compared to unemployed persons in January The number of job openings rose 1.4 percent in January to 7.58 million, versus 6.53 million unemployed. At the same time, the number of new hires and separations both rose 1.5 percent. https://www.bls.gov/jlt/   February industrial production edges up from January, also up 3.5 percent year-on-year Industrial production edged up 0.1 percent in February after decreasing 0.4 percent in January, but was still up 3.5 percent year-on-year.  Capacity utilization for the industrial sector edged down 0.1 percentage point in…

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