Posted by: Josh Lehner | June 12, 2013


Due to life circumstances, I will be out of the office for a few weeks and then likely only back on a part-time basis through the summer. As a result, blogging activity is likely to be lower. However, I am working on writing and scheduling a number of posts in advance for your enjoyment while I am out. More importantly, I am getting Mark and Kanhaiya signed up as official blog authors so they can post as well. Hopefully all of this will still provide you with your latest and greatest look at the Oregon economy from employment to demographics to revenue and the like. In the meantime, I hope everyone is able to enjoy their summer.

Given that economists have two graphs to explain everything, I’ll leave you with this as the reason for my hiatus. The dotted lines are the original distribution while the solid lines are the updated probabilities conditional on the fact that it hasn’t happened just yet 🙂



  1. Nice work, Josh! Enjoy the time with the new little one!

    • Thanks Charles. It has been both relaxing and nerve racking these first couple weeks. So far so good though!

  2. Very nice and I wish you the best for you family!

    • Thanks Theresa. Everything is going well so far and everyone is healthy so I couldn’t be happier.

  3. Congratulations Josh! Your posts will be missed for a while.

    • Thanks Jorge! I’m trying to stay somewhat ontop of the recent news and hope to have a few posts coming up soon.

  4. Congratulations! Love the graph. Have a great summer with the new baby.

    • Thanks Vince; much appreciated. So far everything’s going very well.

  5. Josh, your family time will be a good break from your economics work. But, based on my experience as a dad, in time you’ll welcome getting back to the job. –David Cooke

    • Appreciate it. So far everything’s going really well, but it is hard to stay away from all the exciting economics stuff at the moment.

  6. Just found your blog site. Awesome.

    • Thanks Laura, hope you’re doing well.

  7. Congratulations on your new little one! I love the graph. I hope you’re enjoying whatever rest you find time to get.

    • Thanks Gail! So far so good, everything’s great. Hope your little one will be just as wonderful!

  8. […] the like. These decisions also take place when it comes to child rearing more broadly, something my family faces as well. Does a parent stay home or return to work? How does the answer to the question […]

  9. I have landed on this post via your latest “Oregon Stay-At-Home Parents” post – ironically, 15 days after my 3rd son was born. His scheduled due date was June 12th, 2014 🙂 Love your blog (which I discovered via an OSCPA conference) – hope your little one is doing well!

    • Thanks Dustin! She just turned 1, so far so good!

  10. […] you may have noticed, blogging has been light lately and for personal reasons, just as it was about two years ago, it will continue to be so in the weeks and months ahead as me and my family adjust and welcome […]

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