Oregon Is Moving In The Right Direction

Unemployment Is Down. The unemployment rate in Oregon has declined from 8.1% in January 1993 to 5.3% in July 1997.

Over 250,000 New Jobs In Oregon. 250,700 new jobs since 1993 -- employment growth over twice as fast as in the four years before President Clinton took office.

Exports From Oregon Are Up 46%. In the first 6 months of 1997, Oregon's goods exports were running at a rate of $9.1 billion -- up 46% since 1992.

107,000 Jobs In Oregon Are Supported By Trade. Jobs supported by goods exports increased 17% -- up 15,600 to 107,100 in 1997*-- paying an average of 15% more than non-trade related jobs.

Paper Product Exports Are Up 220%. Paper product exports have increased 220% since 1993 from $116 million to nearly $372 million in 1997*-- creating more higher paying jobs for more people in Oregon.

Over 35,000 New Manufacturing Jobs In Oregon. 35,700 new manufacturing jobs -- after 7,400 manufacturing jobs were lost during the four years before President Clinton took office.

Household Incomes Are Up $1,700 In Oregon. Since 1992, real median household income in Oregon has increased by $1,693 -- from $34,681 in 1992 to $36,374 in 1995.

* All figures are annualized based on exports for the first 6 months.

America Is Moving In The Right Direction; Now Is Not The Time To Turn Back

President Clinton's three part economic strategy of cutting the deficit, investing in our people through education and training and opening more markets to U.S. goods is working. Now is the time to continue that progress by renewing fast track authority to help create more jobs that pay more.

13 Million New Jobs. The economy has created nearly 13 million new jobs under President Clinton. Private sector job growth rate nearly 8 times greater than during previous Administration.

Unemployment Rate Down To 24-Year Low. In 1992, the unemployment rate was 7.5%. Today it is under 5% -- as low as it's been at any time in the last 24 years.

1.7 Million New Export-Related Jobs -- Paying On Average 15% Higher Wages. Since President Clinton took office, the number of export-related jobs has increased by 1.7 million.

Family Income Up $1,600. After stagnating for 20 years, family incomes are rising again. Since 1993, the income of the typical American family increased by $1,631, after adjusting for inflation.

Exports Are Up By Nearly 50%. Since the beginning of 1993, exports from the U.S. have grown by nearly 50% -- up $318 billion -- after adjusting for inflation. Exports have accounted for 38% of the overall growth in the economy since 1993.

Renewed Growth In Key Industries. After a decade of enormous job losses in construction, manufacturing, and autos, these industries have made a remarkable recovery -- more than one million new jobs combined under President Clinton.

Smallest Deficit Among Major Economies. Under President Clinton, the deficit has been cut by more than 80% -- from a record $290 billion in 1992 to an expected $37 billion this year.



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