Report from the Oregon Employment Dept. There were 60,700 job vacancies in Oregon at any one time during 2017. According to a survey of businesses, 38,700 (64%) of these vacancies were difficult to fill. This was the largest number of vacancies and share of difficult-to-fill vacancies since the survey began in 2013. Vacancies are difficult to fill in all parts of Oregon. Businesses say a lack of applicants is the primary reason vacancies are difficult to fill. Read the full report, “Oregon’s Current Workforce Gaps”.