Oregon, What Can We Expect Economically in 2018?Oregon's outlook remains bright as the economy continues to hit the sweet spot. Employment growth is more than enough to meet population gains and to absorb the workers coming back into the labor market. Wages are rising faster than in the typical state, as are household incomes. That said, employment and measures of economic wages have come in below expectations in the second half of 2017.As Oregon's expansion enters its eighth year a few mounting concerns nationally muddy the outlook. Find out what's in store for Oregon's economy, population and housing markets in the coming years.Mr. Josh Lehner is the Senior Economist with the Oregon Office of Economic forecast, including outlooks for employment, income and housing. Additional responsibilities include the Oregon Index of Leading Indicators, tracking international developments in Oregon's export markets and forecasting revenues for the Oregon Lottery, Oregon Judicial Department and state tobacco taxes.