Highest Earning Oregonians Pull Away


State of Working Oregon Series

Income inequality in Oregon is at an all-time high, by one key measure. The difference between the average income of the richest 1 out of 1,000 Oregonians and the typical Oregonian has never been bigger. [2]

Confronting income inequality is perhaps the greatest challenge facing Oregon today. A growing body of research indicates that income inequality not only limits the ability of working families to get ahead, it also undermines economic growth. [3] Lawmakers must avoid exacerbating income inequality and enact policies that reduce inequality, to ensure all Oregonians have the opportunity to flourish. The […]