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Christian Kaylor: Workforce Economist, Oregon Employment Department

Portland by the Numbers: Three Questions You Were Afraid to Ask About the Portland Economy


We know that Portland is a special place. But what is it exactly, that makes Portland special? How does Portland measure up to other American Cities? Together, we’ll look at the strengths, weaknesses and unintended side effects of Portland’s booming economy in 2016.

Christian Kaylor is a Workforce Economist for the Oregon Employment Department, specializing in the Portland area.  He provides data analysis and advice relating to the Portland economy to local businesses, business associations and government agencies to facilitate intelligent decision making. His monthly newsletter on the Portland economy has 700 subscribers.

Before coming to the Employment Department sixteen years ago, Christian worked in various positions in Oregon politics and policy. A native Oregonian, Christian has a degree in Economics from the University of Oregon.