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Old Posted Mar 2, 2016, 3:19 AM
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Originally Posted by 10023 View Post
I've been told (by a local) that Portland is where young people go to retire.
A lot of people move here for quality of life, and not necessarily with a job lined up...

The top inbound states of 2015 were:

South Carolina
North Carolina
District of Columbia

The "young people moving to retire" image is a 'Portlandia' thing from the recession. The economy definitely seems to have recovered, and according to this particular measure, is doing better than most anywhere in the nation:

Oregon has nation's healthiest economy: Bloomberg study

As if people need another reason to move to Oregon, the state's economy became an economic dynamo in 2015, according to a new Bloomberg analysis.

"Oregon is the picture of economic health," the report states.

In fact, Oregon, the nation's 27th-largest state, had the best performing economy in the nation based on employment, home prices, personal income, tax revenue, mortgage delinquency and publicly traded equity of its companies during the first three quarters of the year, according to Bloomberg.
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I haven't had to look for a job in many years, so maybe I'm just unaware of how hard it is, but I thought I'd jump in to give a perspective other than from 'Portlandia' haha.
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