Workforce analysts Brandon Schrader and Lynn Wallis have released the latest job numbers for Washington and Clackamas counties.
Wallis is reporting Clackamas County's unemployment rate slipped to 4.4% in September, while Washington County dipped to 4.0%.
The state overall experienced an unemployment rate of 4.7%.
According to the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, the state's businesses are currently looking to hire for more than 100,000 positions.
Schrader said in his report that wages have increased 12% since 2015, with the annual income averaging nearly $80,000 a year in Washington County.
WEA members and guests can learn more about the state economy during a Virtual Forum with Economist Josh Lehner on Thursday, November 18.