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Old 10-11-2015, 10:04 PM
 
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You ain't coming to paradise. And I sure hope you can eat hip folks.

Portland least affordable housing market for construction workers; fourth-worst for teachers, report finds | OregonLive.com
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:23 PM
 
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This doesn't surprise me, people need to stop pretending how great Portland is.
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Tualatin Oregon
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salaries are way to low which I find odd living in a very liberal city--makes ya wonder?
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Old 10-12-2015, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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Please stick to the topic at hand, discussing the article about affordability of Portland. Off topic and/or rude remarks will be deleted and infractions issued. If the conversation steers off topic again, the thread will be closed for good. If you wish to compare cities, do so in the city vs. city forum.
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:06 AM
 
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According to that article the median salary for construction workers in Portland is about $27,000, that's only about $13 an hour. Seems like $15 an hour is the minimum for general labor types(at least the ones I've hired to do minor work around my house), so they must be looking at a lot of unskilled entry-level construction jobs. The average would be hire though once you figure in the cost of skilled trades and union labor.

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Old 10-12-2015, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I think the earnings of construction workers is off as well. Perhaps the data annual and goes back to the housing implosion when little construction was happening. Right now the demand is very high, $13/hr won't cut it.
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