For Those Considering a Move to Oregon Now...
For all you who are currently considering a move to Oregon, you may want to think about the unemployment rate here. We're among the highest in the nation at 9.9% at the state level (in January I believe, and it may be higher now), with regional unemployment getting as high as 15% or more in some areas. Just something to think about. Times are tough in the whole country, including Oregon. You should definitely have a LOT of money saved up before you move out here, or have a definite job waiting for you. Unless, of course, you're an RN/LPN, because every place can always use nurses. But other than that... Make sure you know what you're getting yourself into.