Oregon giving slightly higher than national average

Based on 2009 data from the Internal Revenue Service and Statistics of Income Data, Oregonians seem to be giving just a little bit more of their income than the national average.

An Oregon Community Foundation report that compiled the data showed Oregonians gave, on average, 2.1 percent of their income to charitable causes, 0.1 percent higher than the national average.

The report also said individual giving has declined during the recession, but that Oregon's decline was much more moderate when compared to the same national average.

Additionally, Oregon's unemployment rate for that same year was higher, 11.1 percent versus 9.3 percent nationally.

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