Columbia County vs. Oregon
Comparative Trends Analysis:
Total Industry Earnings Growth and Change, 1969-2017
Introduction
Columbia County:
2017 Earnings = $726,177K
2017 Percent of State = 0.5%
Oregon:
2017 Earnings = $143,816,035K
2017 Percent of State = 1.2%
Industry earnings are incomes received by people who are directly involved with producing goods and services. Earnings, referred to also as "labor and proprietors income", include (1) wage and salary disbursements, (2) other labor income such as employer contributions to private retirement and medical insurance programs, and (3) the net incomes of proprietors (i.e., the owners of unincorporated enterprises).
In contrast to the more frequently cited employment data, earnings data more accurately reflect qualitative differences in labor's contributions toward the production of goods and services, namely the productivity differences reflected in variations in earnings per job. Earnings data, therefore, are better for comparing and tracking long-term trends and identifying short-run shifts in the level and composition of economic activity within and among counties.
Just like the employment data compiled by BEA, earnings data are reported on a place-of-work, or more accurately on a place-where-earned, basis.
Note: the BEA earnings data presented and discussed here in the context of comparing and assessing the economic growth and performance of county and regional economies are entirely separate and apart from--and should not be confused with--corporate earnings, which are compiled from the balance sheets of individual private corporations.
Columbia County Total Industry Earnings, 1969-2017
Current vs. Constant Dollars (Millions)
Columbia County Total Industry Earnings, 1969-2017
Current vs. Constant Dollars (Millions)
Figure 1.
Figure 1 depicts Columbia County's annual total industry earnings over 1969-2017 in current and constant (2012) dollars. Constant dollar measurements remove the effects of inflation. They allow for comparison of changes in the real purchasing power of Columbia County over time.
When measured in current dollars, Columbia County's total industry earnings increased 1,237.1%, from $54M in 1969 to $726M in 2017. When measured in constant 2012 dollars to adjust for inflation, it advanced 152.3%, from $271M in 1969 to $685M in 2017.
Real Total Industry Earnings, 1969-2017 (Millions)
Real Total Industry Earnings, 1969-2017 (Millions)
Figure 2.
Figure 2 traces Columbia County's and Oregon's annual real total industry earnings for the period 1969-2017 to illustrate real total industry earnings patterns over time. During this 49-year period, Columbia County's real total industry earnings rose from $271M in 1969 to $685M in 2017, for a net gain of $413M, or 152.3%. In comparison, Oregon's real total industry earnings advanced from $32,357M in 1969 to $135,582M in 2017, for a net advance of $103,226M, or 319.0%.
Real Total Industry Earnings Indices (1969=100): 1969-2017
Real Total Industry Earnings Indices (1969=100): 1969-2017
Figure 3.
Figure 3 portrays Columbia County's real total industry earnings growth in a broader context by offering direct comparisons across time with Oregon, the United States. The growth indices shown here express each region's real total industry earnings in 1969 as a base figure of 100, and the real total industry earningss in later years as a percentage of the 1969 base figure. This method allows for more direct comparison of differences in real total industry earnings growth between regions that may differ vastly in size.
Columbia County's overall real total industry earnings growth was 152.3% over 1969-2017 trailed Oregon's increase of 319.0%, and fell below the United States' increase of 242.6%.
Total Industry Earnings as a Percent of the Oregon Total: 1969-2017
Total Industry Earnings as a Percent of the Oregon Total: 1969-2017
Figure 4.
Another interesting and insightful way of comparing the total industry earnings growth of Columbia County is to compare its individual percentage contributions to Oregon's statewide total industry earnings over time, as shown in Figure 4. A rising share means a region's total industry earnings grew faster�or declined less�than Oregon's total industry earnings, while a declining share shows it grew more slowly.
In 1969, Columbia County's total industry earnings totaled 0.84% of Oregon's total industry earnings, while in 2017 it comprised 0.50% thereby yielding a -0.33% share-shift.
   
 
Total Industry Earnings Share-Shift
2017 vs. 1969
 
Share-
Shift*
 
2017
vs.
1969
-0.33%
=
0.50%
-
0.84%
 
   
Columbia County Real Total Industry Earnings:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2017
Columbia County Real Total Industry Earnings:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2017
Figure 5.
Figure 5 highlights the short-run pattern of Columbia County's real total industry earnings growth by tracking the year-to-year percent change over 1970-2017. The average annual percent change for the entire 48-year period is also illustrated on this chart to provide a benchmark for gauging periods of relative high--and relative low--growth against the backdrop of the long-term average.
On average, Columbia County's real total industry earnings grew at an annual rate of 2.15% over 1970-2017. The county posted its highest growth in 1972 (22.71%) and posted its lowest growth in 1976 (-15.33%). In 2017, Columbia County's real total industry earnings grew by 5.80%
Columbia County Real Total Industry Earnings:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2017
Columbia County Real Total Industry Earnings:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2017
Figure 6.
Over the past four decades some counties have experienced extreme swings in growth, and often such swings have tended to coincide with the decades themselves. Figure 6 again depicts the annual percent change in Columbia County's real total industry earnings since 1970, but this time they are overlayed with average growth rates for the decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010-2017.
During the 1970s, Columbia County's annual real total industry earnings growth rate averaged 5.96%. It averaged 0.51% in the 1980s, 1.92% throughout the 1990s, -0.49% in the 2000s, and 3.01% thus far this decade (2010 to 2017).
Real Total Industry Earnings Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Real Total Industry Earnings Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Figure 7.
Figure 7 compares the decade average growth rates for Columbia County noted in the previous graph with the corresponding decade averages for Oregon and the nation. As the chart reveals, Columbia County's average annual real total industry earnings growth topped Oregon's average during the 1970s (5.96% vs. 4.96%), posted below Oregon's average during the 1980s (0.51% vs. 1.27%), fell below Oregon's average during the 1990s (1.92% vs. 4.66%), amounted to less than Oregon's average throughout the 2000s (-0.49% vs. 1.20%), and posted below Oregon's average over the 8 year period of the last decade, 2010-2017 (3.01% vs. 3.42%).
Finally, relative to nationwide real total industry earnings growth trends, Columbia County exceeded the nation over the 1970s (5.96% vs. 3.13%), lagged the nation during the 1980s (0.51% vs. 2.61%), recorded underneath the nation in the 1990s (1.92% vs. 3.44%), fell under the nation throughout the 2000s (-0.49% vs. 1.47%), and led the nation over 2010-2017 (3.01% vs. 2.46%).
   
 
Real* Total Industry Earnings Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change
 
 
 
2.15
5.96
0.51
1.92
-0.49
3.01
5.80
 
3.09
4.96
1.27
4.66
1.20
3.42
4.41
 
2.63
3.13
2.61
3.44
1.47
2.46
2.86
 
   

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Columbia County:
Total Industry Earnings, 1969-2017
 
1969
 
54,311
0.200
271,351
100.0
N
0.84
1970
 
58,060
0.210
277,123
102.1
2.13
0.85
1971
 
63,508
0.218
290,774
107.2
4.93
0.85
1972
 
80,589
0.226
356,810
131.5
22.71
0.95
1973
 
99,113
0.238
416,406
153.5
16.70
1.03
1974
 
117,607
0.263
447,515
164.9
7.47
1.10
1975
 
135,971
0.285
477,594
176.0
6.72
1.18
1976
 
121,449
0.300
404,399
149.0
-15.33
0.92
1977
 
132,624
0.320
414,631
152.8
2.53
0.89
1978
 
145,020
0.342
423,899
156.2
2.24
0.84
1979
 
172,968
0.373
464,331
171.1
9.54
0.89
1980
 
181,655
0.413
440,248
162.2
-5.19
0.87
1981
 
187,883
0.450
417,908
154.0
-5.07
0.87
1982
 
173,095
0.475
364,748
134.4
-12.72
0.81
1983
 
187,505
0.495
378,997
139.7
3.91
0.83
1984
 
203,800
0.513
396,938
146.3
4.73
0.82
1985
 
215,837
0.531
406,213
149.7
2.34
0.83
1986
 
231,867
0.543
427,090
157.4
5.14
0.83
1987
 
245,567
0.560
438,795
161.7
2.74
0.83
1988
 
265,627
0.582
456,788
168.3
4.10
0.81
1989
 
291,528
0.607
480,356
177.0
5.16
0.82
1990
 
325,052
0.634
513,064
189.1
6.81
0.83
1991
 
366,404
0.655
559,626
206.2
9.08
0.89
1992
 
360,723
0.672
536,646
197.8
-4.11
0.82
1993
 
360,245
0.689
522,913
192.7
-2.56
0.76
1994
 
339,837
0.703
483,203
178.1
-7.59
0.67
1995
 
356,085
0.718
495,864
182.7
2.62
0.66
1996
 
381,956
0.733
520,759
191.9
5.02
0.65
1997
 
405,602
0.746
543,535
200.3
4.37
0.64
1998
 
430,582
0.752
572,461
211.0
5.32
0.64
1999
 
438,071
0.763
573,857
211.5
0.24
0.62
2000
 
450,801
0.782
576,214
212.3
0.41
0.59
2001
 
466,510
0.797
585,054
215.6
1.53
0.60
2002
 
477,219
0.808
590,698
217.7
0.96
0.60
2003
 
480,584
0.824
583,530
215.0
-1.21
0.59
2004
 
506,855
0.844
600,461
221.3
2.90
0.58
2005
 
529,016
0.868
609,381
224.6
1.49
0.58
2006
 
561,628
0.892
629,811
232.1
3.35
0.57
2007
 
564,915
0.914
617,812
227.7
-1.91
0.55
2008
 
569,983
0.942
605,206
223.0
-2.04
0.55
2009
 
510,424
0.941
542,462
199.9
-10.37
0.52
2010
 
506,686
0.957
529,425
195.1
-2.40
0.51
2011
 
507,334
0.981
516,997
190.5
-2.35
0.49
2012
 
540,140
1.000
540,140
199.1
4.48
0.49
2013
 
565,438
1.013
557,928
205.6
3.29
0.50
2014
 
593,351
1.029
576,808
212.6
3.38
0.50
2015
 
646,944
1.031
627,334
231.2
8.76
0.50
2016
 
674,480
1.042
647,076
238.5
3.15
0.50
2017
 
726,177
1.061
684,601
252.3
5.80
0.50
Source: Calculations by the Oregon Regional Economic Analysis Project (OR-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
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Oregon:
Total Industry Earnings, 1969-2017
 
1969
 
6,476,154
0.200
32,356,503
100.0
N
0.99
1970
 
6,849,617
0.210
32,693,509
101.0
1.04
0.99
1971
 
7,469,466
0.218
34,199,286
105.7
4.61
1.00
1972
 
8,460,985
0.226
37,461,193
115.8
9.54
1.03
1973
 
9,585,985
0.238
40,273,864
124.5
7.51
1.04
1974
 
10,693,749
0.263
40,691,587
125.8
1.04
1.07
1975
 
11,496,245
0.285
40,380,207
124.8
-0.77
1.08
1976
 
13,148,673
0.300
43,782,209
135.3
8.42
1.12
1977
 
14,831,702
0.320
46,369,355
143.3
5.91
1.13
1978
 
17,168,144
0.342
50,183,111
155.1
8.22
1.16
1979
 
19,451,780
0.373
52,218,142
161.4
4.06
1.18
1980
 
20,863,961
0.413
50,564,590
156.3
-3.17
1.17
1981
 
21,628,720
0.450
48,108,724
148.7
-4.86
1.10
1982
 
21,392,901
0.475
45,079,444
139.3
-6.30
1.04
1983
 
22,570,105
0.495
45,620,134
141.0
1.20
1.03
1984
 
24,735,074
0.513
48,176,137
148.9
5.60
1.02
1985
 
26,066,730
0.531
49,058,475
151.6
1.83
1.00
1986
 
27,775,456
0.543
51,161,275
158.1
4.29
1.00
1987
 
29,683,501
0.560
53,040,349
163.9
3.67
0.99
1988
 
32,858,010
0.582
56,504,634
174.6
6.53
1.01
1989
 
35,633,488
0.607
58,713,936
181.5
3.91
1.03
1990
 
38,952,649
0.634
61,483,149
190.0
4.72
1.06
1991
 
41,036,623
0.655
62,677,169
193.7
1.94
1.08
1992
 
44,171,426
0.672
65,713,687
203.1
4.84
1.09
1993
 
47,309,334
0.689
68,671,738
212.2
4.50
1.11
1994
 
50,846,103
0.703
72,296,464
223.4
5.28
1.14
1995
 
54,089,561
0.718
75,322,111
232.8
4.19
1.16
1996
 
58,809,888
0.733
80,181,452
247.8
6.45
1.18
1997
 
63,206,173
0.746
84,700,659
261.8
5.64
1.19
1998
 
67,108,697
0.752
89,221,305
275.7
5.34
1.17
1999
 
70,640,337
0.763
92,536,269
286.0
3.72
1.16
2000
 
76,599,981
0.782
97,910,118
302.6
5.81
1.16
2001
 
77,901,978
0.797
97,697,432
301.9
-0.22
1.13
2002
 
78,894,907
0.808
97,655,506
301.8
-0.04
1.13
2003
 
81,756,974
0.824
99,270,228
306.8
1.65
1.13
2004
 
86,829,161
0.844
102,864,746
317.9
3.62
1.13
2005
 
91,519,433
0.868
105,422,560
325.8
2.49
1.14
2006
 
98,744,922
0.892
110,732,862
342.2
5.04
1.16
2007
 
102,283,841
0.914
111,861,415
345.7
1.02
1.15
2008
 
103,224,199
0.942
109,603,099
338.7
-2.02
1.15
2009
 
97,632,523
0.941
103,760,626
320.7
-5.33
1.12
2010
 
99,547,883
0.957
104,015,342
321.5
0.25
1.10
2011
 
103,598,133
0.981
105,571,260
326.3
1.50
1.10
2012
 
109,893,780
1.000
109,893,780
339.6
4.09
1.11
2013
 
113,769,402
1.013
112,258,404
346.9
2.15
1.11
2014
 
119,707,670
1.029
116,370,173
359.7
3.66
1.12
2015
 
128,378,983
1.031
124,487,504
384.7
6.98
1.16
2016
 
135,352,847
1.042
129,853,549
401.3
4.31
1.19
2017
 
143,816,035
1.061
135,582,132
419.0
4.41
1.21
Source: Calculations by the Oregon Regional Economic Analysis Project (OR-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
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United States:
Total Industry Earnings, 1969-2017
 
1969
 
655,222,000
0.200
3,273,654,759
100.0
N
1970
 
695,122,000
0.210
3,317,846,404
101.3
1.35
1971
 
744,129,000
0.218
3,407,028,067
104.1
2.69
1972
 
821,953,000
0.226
3,639,214,558
111.2
6.81
1973
 
921,321,000
0.238
3,870,771,364
118.2
6.36
1974
 
996,515,000
0.263
3,791,914,003
115.8
-2.04
1975
 
1,062,436,000
0.285
3,731,773,797
114.0
-1.59
1976
 
1,176,158,000
0.300
3,916,349,228
119.6
4.95
1977
 
1,306,927,000
0.320
4,085,934,471
124.8
4.33
1978
 
1,479,559,000
0.342
4,324,804,887
132.1
5.85
1979
 
1,652,190,000
0.373
4,435,290,328
135.5
2.55
1980
 
1,788,607,000
0.413
4,334,755,950
132.4
-2.27
1981
 
1,963,955,000
0.450
4,368,421,638
133.4
0.78
1982
 
2,055,057,000
0.475
4,330,447,151
132.3
-0.87
1983
 
2,189,442,000
0.495
4,425,439,625
135.2
2.19
1984
 
2,433,929,000
0.513
4,740,527,433
144.8
7.12
1985
 
2,617,433,000
0.531
4,926,098,167
150.5
3.91
1986
 
2,788,677,000
0.543
5,136,631,055
156.9
4.27
1987
 
2,997,904,000
0.560
5,356,843,685
163.6
4.29
1988
 
3,262,349,000
0.582
5,610,133,962
171.4
4.73
1989
 
3,470,801,000
0.607
5,718,900,972
174.7
1.94
1990
 
3,683,053,000
0.634
5,813,358,062
177.6
1.65
1991
 
3,792,707,000
0.655
5,792,780,230
177.0
-0.35
1992
 
4,064,120,000
0.672
6,046,178,107
184.7
4.37
1993
 
4,243,356,000
0.689
6,159,432,155
188.2
1.87
1994
 
4,463,755,000
0.703
6,346,871,890
193.9
3.04
1995
 
4,682,699,000
0.718
6,520,865,884
199.2
2.74
1996
 
4,964,951,000
0.733
6,769,218,499
206.8
3.81
1997
 
5,297,835,000
0.746
7,099,466,652
216.9
4.88
1998
 
5,717,821,000
0.752
7,601,867,954
232.2
7.08
1999
 
6,109,679,000
0.763
8,003,456,994
244.5
5.28
2000
 
6,611,246,000
0.782
8,450,496,581
258.1
5.59
2001
 
6,865,291,000
0.797
8,609,810,881
263.0
1.89
2002
 
7,001,130,000
0.808
8,665,944,621
264.7
0.65
2003
 
7,243,665,000
0.824
8,795,338,644
268.7
1.49
2004
 
7,675,133,000
0.844
9,092,574,428
277.7
3.38
2005
 
8,039,648,000
0.868
9,260,986,960
282.9
1.85
2006
 
8,519,777,000
0.892
9,554,104,335
291.8
3.17
2007
 
8,866,784,000
0.914
9,697,044,992
296.2
1.50
2008
 
9,013,458,000
0.942
9,570,458,696
292.3
-1.31
2009
 
8,688,446,000
0.941
9,233,793,866
282.1
-3.52
2010
 
9,023,198,000
0.957
9,428,136,461
288.0
2.10
2011
 
9,443,528,000
0.981
9,623,389,143
294.0
2.07
2012
 
9,901,882,000
1.000
9,901,882,000
302.5
2.89
2013
 
10,231,478,000
1.013
10,095,591,341
308.4
1.96
2014
 
10,686,606,000
1.029
10,388,659,253
317.3
2.90
2015
 
11,110,111,000
1.031
10,773,336,501
329.1
3.70
2016
 
11,365,731,000
1.042
10,903,948,770
333.1
1.21
2017
 
11,897,410,000
1.061
11,216,247,301
342.6
2.86
Source: Calculations by the Oregon Regional Economic Analysis Project (OR-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
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