Don't assume higher # of job postings means more opportunities.
If people are leaving the jobs to become waiters, personal trainers or baristas because there is not enough massage business means there should actually be FEWER jobs in the market than there appear to be, and the ads are for revolving door positions.
Portland has one of the worst economies in the country.
From the Portland Tribuine - "Among other things, the report shows that Multnomah County lost 24,463 private sector jobs since 1997. As a result, it ranks second from the bottom in private sector job creation among the 194 counties in the western United States during the past decade."
Smithers: "Sir, I'm afraid we have a bad image, people see you as a bit of an ogre." Mr.Burns: "I ought to club them and eat their bones!"