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Most common industries

Most common industries (%)

Most common industries for males (%)

Most common industries for females (%)

Most common industries

Industry

All

Males

Females

Public administration11.5%
(6,946)
9.5%
(3,062)
13.6%
(3,884)
Health care9.3%
(5,614)
4.6%
(1,490)
14.5%
(4,124)
Educational services8.7%
(5,280)
5.8%
(1,878)
11.9%
(3,402)
Construction6.3%
(3,809)
10.5%
(3,388)
1.5%
(421)
Accommodation and food services6.1%
(3,685)
5.5%
(1,774)
6.7%
(1,911)
Finance and insurance4.3%
(2,598)
2.5%
(804)
6.3%
(1,794)
Administrative and support and waste management services4.1%
(2,513)
4.8%
(1,540)
3.4%
(973)
Professional, scientific, and technical services3.9%
(2,343)
4.2%
(1,356)
3.5%
(987)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting2.9%
(1,733)
4.6%
(1,466)
0.9%
(267)
Social assistance2.6%
(1,587)
0.9%
(303)
4.5%
(1,284)
Food and beverage stores2.3%
(1,366)
2.6%
(828)
1.9%
(538)
Food2.2%
(1,355)
2.4%
(771)
2.1%
(584)
Real estate and rental and leasing2.2%
(1,331)
2.3%
(729)
2.1%
(602)
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations2.2%
(1,325)
1.6%
(520)
2.8%
(805)
Department and other general merchandise stores2.2%
(1,319)
1.0%
(325)
3.5%
(994)
Computer and electronic products2.0%
(1,233)
2.8%
(904)
1.2%
(329)
Arts, entertainment, and recreation1.8%
(1,121)
1.9%
(613)
1.8%
(508)
Repair and maintenance1.5%
(909)
2.3%
(754)
0.5%
(155)
Personal and laundry services1.4%
(874)
0.8%
(252)
2.2%
(622)
Motor vehicle and parts dealers1.4%
(865)
2.4%
(770)
0.3%
(95)
Wood products1.4%
(832)
2.3%
(743)
0.3%
(89)
Metal and metal products1.3%
(809)
2.2%
(706)
0.4%
(103)
Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores1.0%
(595)
0.7%
(221)
1.3%
(374)
Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers0.9%
(520)
1.1%
(366)
0.5%
(154)
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers0.8%
(513)
1.3%
(408)
0.4%
(105)
Miscellaneous manufacturing0.8%
(511)
1.1%
(356)
0.5%
(155)
Broadcasting and telecommunications0.8%
(472)
0.9%
(297)
0.6%
(175)
Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries0.8%
(470)
0.6%
(180)
1.0%
(290)
Truck transportation0.7%
(440)
1.2%
(372)
0.2%
(68)
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers0.7%
(401)
1.1%
(343)
0.2%
(58)
Utilities0.6%
(382)
1.0%
(307)
0.3%
(75)
Printing and related support activities0.6%
(372)
0.8%
(269)
0.4%
(103)
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers0.6%
(366)
0.8%
(260)
0.4%
(106)
Other direct selling establishments0.6%
(349)
0.5%
(159)
0.7%
(190)
U. S. Postal service0.5%
(324)
0.7%
(218)
0.4%
(106)
Gasoline stations0.5%
(304)
0.7%
(239)
0.2%
(65)
Private households0.5%
(302)
0.0%
(11)
1.0%
(291)
Radio, TV, and computer stores0.4%
(260)
0.6%
(201)
0.2%
(59)
Pharmacies and drug stores0.4%
(255)
0.3%
(109)
0.5%
(146)
Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores0.4%
(249)
0.5%
(164)
0.3%
(85)
Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores0.4%
(247)
0.3%
(82)
0.6%
(165)
Data processing, libraries, and other information services0.4%
(232)
0.3%
(107)
0.4%
(125)
Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores0.4%
(227)
0.4%
(132)
0.3%
(95)
Transportation equipment0.4%
(214)
0.5%
(164)
0.2%
(50)
Furniture and related product manufacturing0.3%
(198)
0.5%
(163)
0.1%
(35)
Machinery0.3%
(187)
0.5%
(174)
0.0%
(13)
Nonmetallic mineral products0.3%
(160)
0.4%
(139)
0.1%
(21)
Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers0.3%
(155)
0.3%
(105)
0.2%
(50)
Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers0.2%
(147)
0.4%
(141)
0.0%
(6)
Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.2%
(144)
0.3%
(90)
0.2%
(54)
Plastics and rubber products0.2%
(137)
0.3%
(84)
0.2%
(53)
Paper0.2%
(134)
0.4%
(113)
0.1%
(21)
Warehousing and storage0.2%
(133)
0.3%
(93)
0.1%
(40)
Motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers0.2%
(123)
0.3%
(92)
0.1%
(31)
Chemicals0.2%
(120)
0.3%
(100)
0.1%
(20)
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers0.2%
(109)
0.3%
(92)
0.1%
(17)
Air transportation0.2%
(104)
0.2%
(62)
0.1%
(42)
Textile mills and textile products0.2%
(100)
0.2%
(54)
0.2%
(46)
Health and personal care, except drug, stores0.2%
(100)
0.1%
(32)
0.2%
(68)
Drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers0.1%
(87)
0.2%
(63)
0.1%
(24)
Book stores and news dealers0.1%
(83)
0.0%
(8)
0.3%
(75)
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers0.1%
(81)
0.1%
(47)
0.1%
(34)
Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.1%
(64)
0.2%
(64)
0.0%
(0)
Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers0.1%
(55)
0.2%
(55)
0.0%
(0)
Music stores0.1%
(51)
0.1%
(33)
0.1%
(18)
Farm supplies merchant wholesalers0.1%
(41)
0.1%
(41)
0.0%
(0)
Metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers0.1%
(40)
0.1%
(40)
0.0%
(0)

Most common occupations

Most common occupations in 2013 (%)

Most common occupations in 2000 (%)

Most common occupations for males in 2013 (%)

Most common occupations for males in 2000 (%)

Most common occupations for females in 2013 (%)

Most common occupations for females in 2000 (%)

 

Most common occupations
(2013 Data)

Most common occupations
(2000 Data)

Occupation

All

Males

Females

All

Males

Females

Social scientists and related workers98.8%
(34,257)
1.1%
(376)
94113.9%
(33,881)
0.2%
(137)
0.2%
(73)
0.2%
(64)
Life, physical, and social science technicians34.6%
(11,984)
0.4%
(153)
32863.9%
(11,831)
0.2%
(102)
0.1%
(31)
0.2%
(71)
Supervisors of transportation and material moving workers32.5%
(11,270)
0.5%
(158)
30866.7%
(11,112)
0.2%
(96)
0.2%
(70)
0.1%
(26)
Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand25.9%
(8,992)
4.0%
(1,394)
21105.6%
(7,598)
0.5%
(306)
0.9%
(287)
0.1%
(19)
Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors23.8%
(8,257)
0.2%
(52)
22791.7%
(8,205)
5.5%
(3,365)
2.3%
(752)
9.2%
(2,613)
Printing workers22.7%
(7,865)
16.1%
(5,563)
6394.4%
(2,302)
0.3%
(168)
0.4%
(142)
0.1%
(26)
Air transportation workers12.6%
(4,353)
2.4%
(838)
9763.9%
(3,515)
0.1%
(43)
0.1%
(43)
0.0%
(0)
Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers11.7%
(4,058)
0.9%
(302)
10433.3%
(3,756)
1.4%
(856)
2.6%
(830)
0.1%
(26)
Top executives10.2%
(3,525)
1.8%
(627)
8050.0%
(2,898)
1.1%
(675)
1.7%
(533)
0.5%
(142)
Legal support workers9.9%
(3,421)
9.1%
(3,165)
711.1%
(256)
0.5%
(303)
0.2%
(63)
0.8%
(240)
Communications equipment operators8.9%
(3,071)
4.1%
(1,425)
4572.2%
(1,646)
0.1%
(59)
0.0%
(9)
0.2%
(50)
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists7.4%
(2,567)
0.1%
(36)
7030.6%
(2,531)
1.6%
(969)
1.2%
(376)
2.1%
(593)
Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors7.0%
(2,441)
0.3%
(111)
6472.2%
(2,330)
1.2%
(746)
1.3%
(430)
1.1%
(316)
Other construction workers and helpers6.9%
(2,389)
6.2%
(2,152)
658.3%
(237)
0.3%
(154)
0.4%
(144)
0.0%
(10)
Other financial specialists6.5%
(2,251)
1.7%
(588)
4619.4%
(1,663)
1.0%
(592)
0.7%
(229)
1.3%
(363)
Accountants and auditors6.2%
(2,167)
3.2%
(1,122)
2902.8%
(1,045)
1.2%
(721)
1.1%
(351)
1.3%
(370)
Business operations specialists5.5%
(1,923)
5.5%
(1,910)
36.1%
(13)
2.0%
(1,229)
1.6%
(524)
2.5%
(705)
Information and record clerks except customer service representatives5.2%
(1,797)
2.7%
(942)
2375.0%
(855)
2.4%
(1,438)
0.9%
(285)
4.0%
(1,153)
Computer specialists5.1%
(1,765)
5.1%
(1,765)
0.0%
(0)
2.0%
(1,207)
2.4%
(757)
1.6%
(450)
Postsecondary teachers5.0%
(1,741)
1.5%
(508)
3425.0%
(1,233)
0.9%
(552)
1.1%
(350)
0.7%
(202)
Cashiers4.5%
(1,546)
2.0%
(703)
2341.7%
(843)
2.0%
(1,223)
1.0%
(315)
3.2%
(908)
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers4.4%
(1,531)
0.9%
(307)
3400.0%
(1,224)
1.8%
(1,122)
3.1%
(1,000)
0.4%
(122)
Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians4.3%
(1,497)
0.5%
(167)
3694.4%
(1,330)
0.7%
(435)
1.3%
(403)
0.1%
(32)
Retail sales workers except cashiers4.0%
(1,388)
3.9%
(1,350)
105.6%
(38)
2.6%
(1,587)
2.6%
(832)
2.7%
(755)
Art and design workers3.8%
(1,311)
1.8%
(622)
1913.9%
(689)
0.6%
(360)
0.7%
(211)
0.5%
(149)
Mathematical science occupations3.6%
(1,245)
3.2%
(1,096)
413.9%
(149)
0.2%
(135)
0.2%
(60)
0.3%
(75)
Secondary school teachers3.6%
(1,238)
0.7%
(252)
2738.9%
(986)
0.3%
(183)
0.3%
(104)
0.3%
(79)
Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations3.6%
(1,235)
3.4%
(1,177)
161.1%
(58)
1.4%
(863)
0.5%
(148)
2.5%
(715)
Law enforcement workers including supervisors3.5%
(1,222)
1.0%
(337)
2458.3%
(885)
1.0%
(591)
1.4%
(442)
0.5%
(149)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides3.5%
(1,216)
3.2%
(1,113)
286.1%
(103)
1.5%
(915)
0.6%
(183)
2.6%
(732)
Supervisors of construction and extraction workers3.3%
(1,151)
3.3%
(1,151)
0.0%
(0)
0.5%
(330)
1.0%
(330)
0.0%
(0)
Rail and water transportation workers3.3%
(1,139)
2.6%
(890)
691.7%
(249)
0.0%
(29)
0.1%
(29)
0.0%
(0)
Extraction workers3.2%
(1,110)
0.2%
(62)
2911.1%
(1,048)
0.0%
(0)
0.0%
(0)
0.0%
(0)
Motor vehicle operators except bus and truck drivers3.2%
(1,100)
0.6%
(222)
2438.9%
(878)
0.1%
(75)
0.2%
(57)
0.1%
(18)
Farmers and farm managers3.1%
(1,090)
1.3%
(437)
1813.9%
(653)
0.3%
(156)
0.5%
(147)
0.0%
(9)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations3.0%
(1,050)
2.3%
(802)
688.9%
(248)
3.8%
(2,278)
4.9%
(1,581)
2.4%
(697)
Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors3.0%
(1,041)
0.0%
(0)
2891.7%
(1,041)
0.1%
(78)
0.2%
(78)
0.0%
(0)
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers3.0%
(1,035)
1.8%
(638)
1102.8%
(397)
2.2%
(1,306)
2.6%
(842)
1.6%
(464)
Laborers and material movers, hand3.0%
(1,034)
0.1%
(45)
2747.2%
(989)
2.1%
(1,257)
2.9%
(939)
1.1%
(318)
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers2.8%
(980)
2.8%
(962)
50.0%
(18)
0.6%
(337)
0.5%
(155)
0.6%
(182)
Therapists2.8%
(972)
2.7%
(942)
83.3%
(30)
0.4%
(268)
0.2%
(65)
0.7%
(203)
Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants2.5%
(882)
0.2%
(55)
2297.2%
(827)
0.1%
(76)
0.1%
(18)
0.2%
(58)
Engineers2.4%
(845)
1.1%
(364)
1336.1%
(481)
0.8%
(511)
1.4%
(461)
0.2%
(50)
Plant and system operators2.4%
(831)
2.4%
(831)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(63)
0.2%
(63)
0.0%
(0)
Electricians2.4%
(822)
2.4%
(822)
0.0%
(0)
0.4%
(223)
0.7%
(223)
0.0%
(0)
Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing2.3%
(804)
1.2%
(429)
1041.7%
(375)
1.9%
(1,137)
2.3%
(738)
1.4%
(399)
Other production occupations including supervisors2.3%
(802)
0.3%
(99)
1952.8%
(703)
3.9%
(2,336)
5.2%
(1,671)
2.3%
(665)
Financial managers2.3%
(789)
0.4%
(133)
1822.2%
(656)
0.5%
(306)
0.4%
(128)
0.6%
(178)
Other transportation workers2.2%
(759)
1.9%
(652)
297.2%
(107)
0.4%
(249)
0.7%
(210)
0.1%
(39)
Food processing workers2.2%
(758)
0.1%
(29)
2025.0%
(729)
0.4%
(232)
0.5%
(146)
0.3%
(86)
Agricultural workers including supervisors2.2%
(748)
0.2%
(79)
1858.3%
(669)
2.0%
(1,195)
3.0%
(974)
0.8%
(221)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors2.2%
(747)
0.2%
(68)
1886.1%
(679)
1.8%
(1,092)
3.1%
(983)
0.4%
(109)
Secretaries and administrative assistants2.0%
(708)
0.1%
(37)
1863.9%
(671)
2.4%
(1,469)
0.3%
(110)
4.8%
(1,359)
Cooks and food preparation workers2.0%
(699)
1.3%
(449)
694.4%
(250)
1.9%
(1,127)
2.1%
(664)
1.6%
(463)
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters1.9%
(654)
1.3%
(434)
611.1%
(220)
0.4%
(244)
0.7%
(237)
0.0%
(7)
Life and physical scientists1.8%
(637)
0.2%
(66)
1586.1%
(571)
0.3%
(180)
0.4%
(143)
0.1%
(37)
Assemblers and fabricators1.8%
(623)
1.8%
(623)
0.0%
(0)
1.0%
(632)
1.1%
(370)
0.9%
(262)
Media and communication equipment workers1.6%
(571)
1.5%
(522)
136.1%
(49)
0.7%
(452)
0.7%
(236)
0.8%
(216)
Woodworkers1.6%
(560)
0.0%
(17)
1508.3%
(543)
0.3%
(164)
0.5%
(146)
0.1%
(18)
Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers1.5%
(536)
0.0%
(0)
1488.9%
(536)
0.4%
(214)
0.3%
(99)
0.4%
(115)
Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers1.5%
(527)
1.5%
(527)
0.0%
(0)
0.6%
(334)
0.9%
(281)
0.2%
(53)
Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers1.5%
(521)
0.8%
(265)
711.1%
(256)
1.8%
(1,092)
1.0%
(333)
2.7%
(759)
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers1.5%
(521)
0.4%
(128)
1091.7%
(393)
1.1%
(656)
2.0%
(642)
0.0%
(14)
Religious workers1.5%
(521)
0.8%
(263)
716.7%
(258)
0.5%
(328)
0.7%
(234)
0.3%
(94)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers1.5%
(504)
1.2%
(408)
266.7%
(96)
2.6%
(1,553)
1.3%
(413)
4.0%
(1,140)
Customer service representatives1.4%
(487)
1.4%
(469)
50.0%
(18)
1.6%
(982)
1.0%
(314)
2.3%
(668)
Other sales and related workers including supervisors1.4%
(479)
0.0%
(0)
1330.6%
(479)
3.9%
(2,373)
4.4%
(1,413)
3.4%
(960)
Metal workers and plastic workers1.3%
(451)
0.9%
(326)
347.2%
(125)
1.2%
(746)
2.1%
(680)
0.2%
(66)
Registered nurses1.3%
(439)
0.8%
(287)
422.2%
(152)
1.3%
(796)
0.3%
(87)
2.5%
(709)
Construction laborers1.1%
(379)
0.9%
(324)
152.8%
(55)
0.8%
(504)
1.5%
(494)
0.0%
(10)
Waiters and waitresses1.0%
(353)
1.0%
(333)
55.6%
(20)
1.3%
(777)
0.6%
(204)
2.0%
(573)
Librarians, curators, and archivists1.0%
(350)
0.4%
(151)
552.8%
(199)
0.2%
(138)
0.1%
(46)
0.3%
(92)
Other protective service workers including supervisors1.0%
(348)
0.5%
(173)
486.1%
(175)
0.7%
(429)
1.0%
(333)
0.3%
(96)
Painters and paperhangers1.0%
(339)
0.7%
(252)
241.7%
(87)
0.3%
(156)
0.4%
(142)
0.0%
(14)
Bus drivers0.9%
(315)
0.7%
(226)
247.2%
(89)
0.3%
(175)
0.3%
(92)
0.3%
(83)
Special education teachers0.9%
(303)
0.1%
(26)
769.4%
(277)
0.2%
(99)
0.1%
(17)
0.3%
(82)
Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers0.9%
(300)
0.1%
(20)
777.8%
(280)
0.7%
(410)
0.8%
(250)
0.6%
(160)
Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers0.9%
(295)
0.6%
(198)
269.4%
(97)
5.1%
(3,093)
5.5%
(1,759)
4.7%
(1,334)
Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses0.8%
(285)
0.0%
(15)
750.0%
(270)
0.7%
(410)
0.4%
(130)
1.0%
(280)
Lawyers0.8%
(281)
0.2%
(54)
630.6%
(227)
0.9%
(541)
1.2%
(397)
0.5%
(144)
Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks0.8%
(274)
0.1%
(41)
647.2%
(233)
0.8%
(479)
0.2%
(65)
1.5%
(414)
Physicians and surgeons0.8%
(274)
0.4%
(140)
372.2%
(134)
0.4%
(243)
0.7%
(223)
0.1%
(20)
Personal appearance workers0.8%
(264)
0.1%
(23)
669.4%
(241)
0.5%
(306)
0.2%
(52)
0.9%
(254)
Operations specialties managers except financial managers0.7%
(256)
0.2%
(84)
477.8%
(172)
1.1%
(652)
1.4%
(466)
0.7%
(186)
Architects, surveyors, and cartographers0.7%
(249)
0.4%
(152)
269.4%
(97)
0.3%
(165)
0.4%
(140)
0.1%
(25)
Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations0.7%
(237)
0.7%
(237)
0.0%
(0)
0.6%
(349)
0.6%
(185)
0.6%
(164)
Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides0.7%
(231)
0.4%
(144)
241.7%
(87)
0.0%
(30)
0.0%
(16)
0.0%
(14)
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks0.6%
(218)
0.1%
(23)
541.7%
(195)
1.6%
(984)
0.2%
(80)
3.2%
(904)
Health technologists and technicians0.6%
(218)
0.6%
(218)
0.0%
(0)
1.2%
(734)
0.5%
(153)
2.0%
(581)
Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers0.6%
(207)
0.3%
(92)
319.4%
(115)
0.2%
(95)
0.2%
(49)
0.2%
(46)
Carpenters0.6%
(206)
0.6%
(206)
0.0%
(0)
1.0%
(588)
1.8%
(581)
0.0%
(7)
Other healthcare support occupations0.4%
(142)
0.3%
(95)
130.6%
(47)
0.9%
(525)
0.1%
(33)
1.7%
(492)
Child care workers0.2%
(82)
0.1%
(28)
150.0%
(54)
1.3%
(771)
0.2%
(54)
2.5%
(717)

Unemployment in Salem

Unemployment by year (%)

Unemployment by year (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2013
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 8.9%Males
  • 7.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 24.3%Males
  • 18.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 25.5%Males
  • 3.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 8.4%Males
  • 14.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 21.6%Males
  • 12.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 31.9%Males
  • 17.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 12.9%Males
  • 11.4%Females
  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.8%Males
  • 6.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 13.3%Males
  • 8.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 8.7%Males
  • 7.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 7.7%Males
  • 7.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 13.0%Males
  • 19.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 14.8%Males
  • 12.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 12.5%Males
  • 20.6%Females
Unemployment in 2013:
Salem:

7.1%
Oregon:

6.6%
Unemployment in 2012:
Salem:

9.5%
Oregon:

8.8%
Unemployment in 2011:
Salem:

10.2%
Oregon:

9.7%
Unemployment in 2010:
Salem:

10.6%
Oregon:

10.8%
Unemployment in 2009:
Salem:

10.5%
Oregon:

11.1%
Unemployment in 2008:
Salem:

6.5%
Oregon:

6.5%
Unemployment in 2007:
Salem:

5.4%
Oregon:

5.2%
Unemployment in 2006:
Salem:

5.5%
Oregon:

5.3%
Unemployment in 2005:
Salem:

6.5%
Oregon:

6.2%
Unemployment in 2004:
Salem:

8.0%
Oregon:

7.3%
Unemployment in 2003:
Salem:

8.5%
Oregon:

8.1%
Unemployment in 2002:
Salem:

7.7%
Oregon:

7.6%
Unemployment in 2001:
Salem:

6.8%
Oregon:

6.4%
Unemployment in 2000:
Salem:

5.9%
Oregon:

5.1%
Unemployment in 1999:
Salem:

6.0%
Oregon:

5.5%
Unemployment in 1998:
Salem:

6.0%
Oregon:

5.7%
Unemployment in 1997:
Salem:

5.8%
Oregon:

5.6%
Unemployment in 1996:
Salem:

5.6%
Oregon:

5.6%
Unemployment in 1995:
Salem:

4.9%
Oregon:

4.9%
Unemployment in 1994:
Salem:

5.6%
Oregon:

5.5%
Unemployment in 1993:
Salem:

7.1%
Oregon:

6.9%
Unemployment in 1992:
Salem:

6.7%
Oregon:

7.3%
Unemployment in 1991:
Salem:

6.1%
Oregon:

6.4%
Unemployment in 1990:
Salem:

5.5%
Oregon:

5.4%

Means of transportation to work

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2013 (%)

12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Salem:

4.7% (3,076)
Oregon:

5.0% (81,039)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Salem:

4.3% (2,805)
Oregon:

3.4% (55,430)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Salem:

4.1% (2,688)
Oregon:

5.0% (81,430)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Salem:

10.6% (7,011)
Oregon:

7.9% (129,308)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Salem:

8.5% (5,586)
Oregon:

10.0% (163,762)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Salem:

14.7% (9,694)
Oregon:

13.3% (217,135)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Salem:

12.3% (8,094)
Oregon:

13.6% (221,782)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Salem:

9.3% (6,122)
Oregon:

10.3% (168,634)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Salem:

4.6% (3,059)
Oregon:

5.6% (91,277)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Salem:

4.9% (3,228)
Oregon:

6.6% (107,305)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Salem:

2.1% (1,360)
Oregon:

3.4% (54,984)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Salem:

2.0% (1,326)
Oregon:

1.8% (28,731)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Salem:

9.6% (6,356)
Oregon:

7.8% (128,360)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Salem:

8.4% (5,560)
Oregon:

6.5% (106,207)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2000 (%)

12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Salem:

3.2% (1,884)
Oregon:

3.7% (58,821)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Salem:

2.7% (1,586)
Oregon:

2.8% (44,872)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Salem:

3.8% (2,293)
Oregon:

4.4% (71,163)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Salem:

7.9% (4,723)
Oregon:

7.7% (122,707)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Salem:

11.1% (6,658)
Oregon:

10.3% (165,185)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Salem:

14.0% (8,386)
Oregon:

13.9% (222,209)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Salem:

17.3% (10,333)
Oregon:

15.3% (245,415)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Salem:

9.1% (5,414)
Oregon:

9.8% (156,781)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Salem:

4.6% (2,720)
Oregon:

4.9% (78,436)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Salem:

4.8% (2,856)
Oregon:

5.5% (88,783)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Salem:

2.3% (1,389)
Oregon:

2.6% (41,539)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Salem:

1.4% (855)
Oregon:

1.3% (20,765)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Salem:

7.2% (4,292)
Oregon:

6.8% (108,927)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Salem:

6.8% (4,088)
Oregon:

6.0% (95,989)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2013 (%) - Males

    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Males:
    Salem:

    6.0% (1,986)
    Oregon:

    6.7% (57,436)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Males:
    Salem:

    5.7% (1,872)
    Oregon:

    4.3% (36,880)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Males:
    Salem:

    5.1% (1,672)
    Oregon:

    6.2% (53,098)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Males:
    Salem:

    13.0% (4,294)
    Oregon:

    9.5% (81,948)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Males:
    Salem:

    9.5% (3,122)
    Oregon:

    11.0% (95,011)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Males:
    Salem:

    11.9% (3,935)
    Oregon:

    13.1% (113,260)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Males:
    Salem:

    11.1% (3,668)
    Oregon:

    11.5% (98,799)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Males:
    Salem:

    7.7% (2,547)
    Oregon:

    9.1% (78,798)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Males:
    Salem:

    2.5% (827)
    Oregon:

    4.7% (40,426)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Males:
    Salem:

    4.2% (1,383)
    Oregon:

    6.1% (52,481)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Males:
    Salem:

    1.0% (316)
    Oregon:

    2.6% (22,559)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Males:
    Salem:

    2.0% (668)
    Oregon:

    1.4% (11,769)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Males:
    Salem:

    9.9% (3,268)
    Oregon:

    7.3% (62,669)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Males:
    Salem:

    10.4% (3,420)
    Oregon:

    6.6% (57,028)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2013 (%) - Females

    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Females:
    Salem:

    3.3% (1,090)
    Oregon:

    3.1% (23,603)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Females:
    Salem:

    2.8% (933)
    Oregon:

    2.4% (18,550)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Females:
    Salem:

    3.1% (1,016)
    Oregon:

    3.7% (28,332)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Females:
    Salem:

    8.2% (2,717)
    Oregon:

    6.1% (47,360)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Females:
    Salem:

    7.5% (2,464)
    Oregon:

    8.9% (68,751)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Females:
    Salem:

    17.5% (5,759)
    Oregon:

    13.4% (103,875)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Females:
    Salem:

    13.4% (4,426)
    Oregon:

    15.9% (122,983)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Females:
    Salem:

    10.8% (3,575)
    Oregon:

    11.6% (89,836)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Females:
    Salem:

    6.8% (2,232)
    Oregon:

    6.6% (50,851)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Females:
    Salem:

    5.6% (1,845)
    Oregon:

    7.1% (54,824)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Females:
    Salem:

    3.2% (1,044)
    Oregon:

    4.2% (32,425)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Females:
    Salem:

    2.0% (658)
    Oregon:

    2.2% (16,962)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Females:
    Salem:

    9.4% (3,088)
    Oregon:

    8.5% (65,691)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Females:
    Salem:

    6.5% (2,140)
    Oregon:

    6.4% (49,179)

Travel time to work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 75.7%
Number of people working at home: 2,300 (3.8% of all workers)
Daytime population change due to commuting: +23,199 (+16.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 41,494 (69.4%)

Travel time to work (in minutes) by means of transportation (%)

Less than 30 minutes - public transportation:
Salem:

38.7% (757)
Oregon:

31.1% (20,793)
Less than 30 minutes - other means:
Salem:

77.0% (42,776)
Oregon:

74.5% (1,084,203)
30 to 44 minutes - public transportation:
Salem:

32.5% (636)
Oregon:

31.0% (20,703)
30 to 44 minutes - other means:
Salem:

11.8% (6,533)
Oregon:

15.9% (232,002)
45 to 59 minutes - public transportation:
Salem:

11.2% (220)
Oregon:

17.5% (11,656)
45 to 59 minutes - other means:
Salem:

4.5% (2,477)
Oregon:

5.0% (72,202)
60 or more minutes - public transportation:
Salem:

17.6% (344)
Oregon:

20.4% (13,636)
60 or more minutes - other means:
Salem:

6.7% (3,734)
Oregon:

4.6% (66,397)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2013 (%)

Working at home in 2013 - Salem

Working at home in 2013 - Oregon

Less than 5 minutes:
Salem:

2.0% (1,865)
Oregon:

3.9% (66,294)
5 to 9 minutes:
Salem:

14.0% (13,152)
Oregon:

12.4% (208,917)
10 to 14 minutes:
Salem:

14.4% (13,544)
Oregon:

15.8% (265,257)
15 to 19 minutes:
Salem:

22.9% (21,588)
Oregon:

17.1% (286,742)
20 to 24 minutes:
Salem:

20.5% (19,271)
Oregon:

14.6% (245,927)
25 to 29 minutes:
Salem:

5.0% (4,709)
Oregon:

6.2% (104,321)
30 to 34 minutes:
Salem:

6.9% (6,465)
Oregon:

11.6% (195,489)
35 to 39 minutes:
Salem:

1.9% (1,751)
Oregon:

2.5% (41,499)
40 to 44 minutes:
Salem:

2.4% (2,265)
Oregon:

3.2% (54,492)
45 to 59 minutes:
Salem:

5.1% (4,828)
Oregon:

6.3% (106,043)
60 to 89 minutes:
Salem:

2.9% (2,702)
Oregon:

4.5% (75,094)
90 or more minutes:
Salem:

2.1% (1,957)
Oregon:

1.8% (30,254)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2000 (%)

Working at home in 2000 - Salem

Working at home in 2000 - Oregon

Less than 5 minutes:
Salem:

2.8% (1,679)
Oregon:

4.1% (66,369)
5 to 9 minutes:
Salem:

12.2% (7,282)
Oregon:

12.9% (206,168)
10 to 14 minutes:
Salem:

19.3% (11,565)
Oregon:

16.5% (263,466)
15 to 19 minutes:
Salem:

20.9% (12,467)
Oregon:

16.1% (258,476)
20 to 24 minutes:
Salem:

13.7% (8,162)
Oregon:

13.9% (223,370)
25 to 29 minutes:
Salem:

4.0% (2,378)
Oregon:

5.4% (87,147)
30 to 34 minutes:
Salem:

8.5% (5,102)
Oregon:

11.0% (176,763)
35 to 39 minutes:
Salem:

1.4% (852)
Oregon:

2.0% (32,680)
40 to 44 minutes:
Salem:

2.0% (1,215)
Oregon:

2.7% (43,262)
45 to 59 minutes:
Salem:

4.5% (2,697)
Oregon:

5.2% (83,858)
60 to 89 minutes:
Salem:

5.0% (3,017)
Oregon:

3.2% (51,318)
90 or more minutes:
Salem:

1.8% (1,061)
Oregon:

1.8% (28,715)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2013 (%) - Males

    Less than 5 minutes - Males:
    Salem:

    2.0% (925)
    Oregon:

    4.2% (37,523)
    5 to 9 minutes - Males:
    Salem:

    15.8% (7,172)
    Oregon:

    11.2% (99,457)
    10 to 14 minutes - Males:
    Salem:

    13.2% (6,028)
    Oregon:

    14.6% (130,461)
    15 to 19 minutes - Males:
    Salem:

    21.5% (9,769)
    Oregon:

    16.4% (146,644)
    20 to 24 minutes - Males:
    Salem:

    20.8% (9,453)
    Oregon:

    14.6% (130,116)
    25 to 29 minutes - Males:
    Salem:

    5.2% (2,383)
    Oregon:

    6.1% (54,542)
    30 to 34 minutes - Males:
    Salem:

    6.6% (2,998)
    Oregon:

    12.8% (114,174)
    35 to 39 minutes - Males:
    Salem:

    2.5% (1,123)
    Oregon:

    2.6% (23,119)
    40 to 44 minutes - Males:
    Salem:

    2.3% (1,069)
    Oregon:

    3.3% (29,009)
    45 to 59 minutes - Males:
    Salem:

    4.7% (2,146)
    Oregon:

    6.8% (60,557)
    60 to 89 minutes - Males:
    Salem:

    2.7% (1,219)
    Oregon:

    5.2% (46,117)
    90 or more minutes - Males:
    Salem:

    2.7% (1,212)
    Oregon:

    2.2% (19,863)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2013 (%) - Females

    Less than 5 minutes - Females:
    Salem:

    1.9% (940)
    Oregon:

    3.6% (28,771)
    5 to 9 minutes - Females:
    Salem:

    12.3% (5,980)
    Oregon:

    13.9% (109,460)
    10 to 14 minutes - Females:
    Salem:

    15.5% (7,516)
    Oregon:

    17.1% (134,796)
    15 to 19 minutes - Females:
    Salem:

    24.3% (11,819)
    Oregon:

    17.8% (140,098)
    20 to 24 minutes - Females:
    Salem:

    20.2% (9,818)
    Oregon:

    14.7% (115,811)
    25 to 29 minutes - Females:
    Salem:

    4.8% (2,326)
    Oregon:

    6.3% (49,779)
    30 to 34 minutes - Females:
    Salem:

    7.1% (3,467)
    Oregon:

    10.3% (81,315)
    35 to 39 minutes - Females:
    Salem:

    1.3% (628)
    Oregon:

    2.3% (18,380)
    40 to 44 minutes - Females:
    Salem:

    2.5% (1,196)
    Oregon:

    3.2% (25,483)
    45 to 59 minutes - Females:
    Salem:

    5.5% (2,682)
    Oregon:

    5.8% (45,486)
    60 to 89 minutes - Females:
    Salem:

    3.1% (1,483)
    Oregon:

    3.7% (28,977)
    90 or more minutes - Females:
    Salem:

    1.5% (745)
    Oregon:

    1.3% (10,391)

Means of transportation to work

Means of transportation to work in 2013 - Salem

Means of transportation to work in 2013 - Oregon

Drove car alone:
Salem:

77.8% (75,244)
Oregon:

72.0% (1,288,901)
Carpooled:
Salem:

13.2% (12,759)
Oregon:

10.3% (183,668)
Bus or trolley bus:
Salem:

1.4% (1,375)
Oregon:

3.3% (59,843)
Bicycle:
Salem:

1.1% (1,067)
Oregon:

2.4% (42,324)
Walked:
Salem:

3.1% (2,949)
Oregon:

3.9% (70,401)
Other means:
Salem:

0.7% (703)
Oregon:

1.0% (18,393)

Means of transportation to work in 2000 - Salem

Means of transportation to work in 2000 - Oregon

Drove car alone:
Salem:

71.8% (42,904)
Oregon:

73.2% (1,171,641)
Carpooled:
Salem:

15.4% (9,229)
Oregon:

12.2% (195,950)
Bus or trolley bus:
Salem:

3.1% (1,882)
Oregon:

3.5% (56,795)
Streetcar or trolley car:
Salem:

0.0% (23)
Oregon:

0.2% (3,173)
Subway or elevated:
Salem:

0.0% (14)
Oregon:

0.2% (3,906)
Railroad:
Salem:

0.0% (9)
Oregon:

0.1% (2,047)
Ferryboat:
Salem:

0.0% (6)
Oregon:

0.0% (120)
Taxicab:
Salem:

0.0% (23)
Oregon:

0.0% (747)
Motorcycle:
Salem:

0.1% (84)
Oregon:

0.1% (1,942)
Bicycle:
Salem:

1.0% (620)
Oregon:

1.1% (17,172)
Walked:
Salem:

3.7% (2,200)
Oregon:

3.6% (57,217)
Other means:
Salem:

0.8% (483)
Oregon:

0.7% (10,882)

Means of transportation to work in 2013 - Salem (Males)

Means of transportation to work in 2013 - Oregon (Males)

    Drove car alone - Males:
    Salem:

    75.1% (35,267)
    Oregon:

    70.5% (668,093)
    Carpooled - Males:
    Salem:

    12.7% (5,956)
    Oregon:

    10.8% (102,142)
    Bus or trolley bus - Males:
    Salem:

    1.7% (806)
    Oregon:

    3.2% (30,803)
    Bicycle - Males:
    Salem:

    2.3% (1,067)
    Oregon:

    3.1% (29,546)
    Walked - Males:
    Salem:

    3.9% (1,812)
    Oregon:

    4.2% (39,434)
    Other means - Males:
    Salem:

    1.3% (589)
    Oregon:

    1.4% (13,054)

Means of transportation to work in 2013 - Salem (Females)

Means of transportation to work in 2013Travel time to work - Oregon (Females)

    Drove car alone - Females:
    Salem:

    80.4% (39,977)
    Oregon:

    73.7% (620,808)
    Carpooled - Females:
    Salem:

    13.7% (6,803)
    Oregon:

    9.7% (81,526)
    Bus or trolley bus - Females:
    Salem:

    1.1% (569)
    Oregon:

    3.4% (29,040)
    Walked - Females:
    Salem:

    2.3% (1,137)
    Oregon:

    3.7% (30,967)
    Other means - Females:
    Salem:

    0.2% (114)
    Oregon:

    0.6% (5,339)

Private vehicle occupancy

Private vehicle occupancy (%)

Drove alone:
Salem:

82.3% (42,904)
Oregon:

85.7% (1,171,641)
In 2 person carpool:
Salem:

13.0% (6,757)
Oregon:

11.5% (156,754)
In 3 person carpool:
Salem:

2.5% (1,326)
Oregon:

1.9% (25,457)
In 4 person carpool:
Salem:

1.0% (542)
Oregon:

0.6% (8,345)
In 5-6 person carpool:
Salem:

0.5% (246)
Oregon:

0.3% (3,715)
In 7+ person carpool:
Salem:

0.7% (358)
Oregon:

0.1% (1,679)

Class of Workers

Class of Workers (%)

Employee of private company:
Salem:

59.0% (35,776)
Oregon:

65.1% (1,059,139)
Self-employed in own incorporated business:
Salem:

2.9% (1,773)
Oregon:

3.8% (61,386)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers:
Salem:

8.7% (5,300)
Oregon:

7.4% (120,839)
Local government workers:
Salem:

6.9% (4,178)
Oregon:

7.2% (116,733)
State government workers:
Salem:

13.6% (8,255)
Oregon:

5.0% (81,804)
Federal government workers:
Salem:

1.7% (1,016)
Oregon:

2.2% (36,076)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business:
Salem:

6.9% (4,189)
Oregon:

8.9% (145,020)
Unpaid family workers:
Salem:

0.3% (174)
Oregon:

0.4% (6,772)

Class of Workers (%) - Males

Employee of private company - Males:
Salem:

64.8% (20,844)
Oregon:

68.9% (605,246)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Males:
Salem:

4.1% (1,305)
Oregon:

5.0% (44,188)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Males:
Salem:

6.1% (1,949)
Oregon:

4.5% (39,938)
Local government workers - Males:
Salem:

5.3% (1,720)
Oregon:

5.6% (49,371)
State government workers - Males:
Salem:

11.0% (3,531)
Oregon:

3.9% (33,917)
Federal government workers - Males:
Salem:

2.0% (630)
Oregon:

2.3% (20,185)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Males:
Salem:

6.7% (2,143)
Oregon:

9.4% (82,902)
Unpaid family workers - Males:
Salem:

0.2% (56)
Oregon:

0.3% (2,982)

Class of Workers (%) - Females

Employee of private company - Females:
Salem:

52.4% (14,932)
Oregon:

60.6% (453,893)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Females:
Salem:

1.6% (468)
Oregon:

2.3% (17,198)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Females:
Salem:

11.8% (3,351)
Oregon:

10.8% (80,901)
Local government workers - Females:
Salem:

8.6% (2,458)
Oregon:

9.0% (67,362)
State government workers - Females:
Salem:

16.6% (4,724)
Oregon:

6.4% (47,887)
Federal government workers - Females:
Salem:

1.4% (386)
Oregon:

2.1% (15,891)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Females:
Salem:

7.2% (2,046)
Oregon:

8.3% (62,118)
Unpaid family workers - Females:
Salem:

0.4% (118)
Oregon:

0.5% (3,790)
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