OREGON ECONOMY Housing affordability worsened in Oregon in last decade with low construction rates Despite Oregon's strong economy, a state economist called the last a decade a "disappointment" as the state recovers from the Great Recession. By Jake Thomas - Oregon Capital Bureau January 4, 2020 at 8:00am Read this article for free. Sign up for a free trial. It’s fast and easy. No credit card needed. Log in if you have a subscription. Want to skip the trial? Subscribe. If you are a human, ignore this field Looks like you already have an account. Log in.