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The State of Oregon is located in the Pacific Northwest region of the US, bordered by Washington, California, Nevada, and Idaho. The majority of Oregon’s population of 3,747,455 people reside in the cities of Portland, Salem, and Eugene. The state occupies a total area of 98,380.64 square miles. The Willamette River valley is the most densely populated part of Oregon.
Women constitute more than 50.3% of Oregon’s total population. About 85.1% of those above the age of 25 are high school graduates and 25.1% of them hold a bachelor’s degree. More than 12% of the population is made up of people over the age of 65.
The major source of Oregon's income comes from agricultural products. The state leads in the production of peppermint, snap beans, and sweet cherries. Other agricultural products include wheat, poultry, sheep, cattle, strawberries, broccoli, and dairy items. Oregon also has huge resources of forestland. Around 30.7 million acres of forestland provide the nation’s greatest reserves of timber. Consequently, paper products, printing and publishing, machinery, and fabricated metal production industries thrive here. Wine production is another significant industry in Oregon.
The Columbia River creates a huge potential for harnessing cheap electric power in Oregon. In fact, the rivers are among the State’s greatest assets. Industries based on salmon, tuna, and crab fishing contribute greatly to the economy. Tourism also flourishes here due to the presence of a large number of lakes, ocean beaches, and mountains. In addition, Oregon is the leading producer of nickel in the nation.
As per the labor force data of January 2009, the total civilian workforce of Oregon totalled about 1.9 million, of whom 9.9% were unemployed. The major sectors of non-farm labor market includes Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (19%), Education & Health Services (13%), Professional & Business Services (11%), Government (17%), and Manufacturing (10%).
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