Despite more than half a decade of economic growth, Oregonians were still more likely to live in poverty in 2015 than they were prior to the Great Recession. In fact, the number of poor Oregonians exceeded the state’s population east of the Cascades. Poverty remained particularly high for children and Oregonians of color. And, deep poverty — a measure of Oregonians living in the direst of circumstances — remained elevated.
This report is available as a PDF: Oregon’s Poor Still Feel Weight of the Great Recession