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Report: Oregon's Economy Is Growing

By Jim McCoy Thu 30th October Newseconomy
A report from the University of Oregon says most metro economies in the state are expanding at or above their normal rates. The university's Regional Economic Indexes also says more people are looking for work around Medford, Salem, Eugene and Bend. The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1tTxb9w) the increasing number of people looking for work has caused the unemployment rate to iRead More »

Education Accounts For Gains In Southern Oregon Job Market

By Jim McCoy Mon 20th October Newseconomyjobs
There is good news concerning jobs in southern Oregon. Jackson, Josephine, Coos and Curry counties are all reporting gains in payroll employment for the month of September. Local government education accounted for many of the gains with the beginning of the new school year. From county to county, there was hiring done in a variety of different sectors.Read More »

Oregon Job Picture Remains Steady

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th October Newseconomyjobs
Oregon state officials say the pace of job growth in Oregon has slowed in recent months, and figures released Tuesday reflect that. The state Employment Department says the unemployment rate remained at 7.1 percent in September, and payroll employment was down by 300 jobs. The unemployment rate has been at about 7.0 percent during 2014. Especially early in the year, hiriRead More »

Report: Oregon Job Vacancies Are Up

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th October Newseconomyjobs
The Oregon Employment Department says Oregon businesses reported 49,600 vacancies this summer. That's 6,700 more vacancies than last summer and the most found by any Oregon Job Vacancy Survey, which began in the spring of 2008. The growing number of vacancies reflects the busy summer hiring season and long-term improvement in the job market.Read More »

August Was A Month For Job Growth, Unemployment Growth In Region

By Jim McCoy Mon 22nd September Newseconomyjobs
Across southern Oregon, job gains were seen in August, although there was a slight uptick in unemployment. Jackson County’s jobless rate for August was 8.6 percent, up from 8.5 in July; though there was an increase of 630 jobs. Josephine County’s rate rose slightly to 9.8 percent, but gained 140 jobs.Read More »

Oregon Experiences Job Growth, Labor Force Growth

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th September Newseconomyjobs
Oregon's jobless rate has risen as workers join the labor force in greater numbers than employers create jobs. The state Employment Department reported Tuesday that as a result, the state employment rate rose last month to 7.2 percent. It was 6.9 percent in July. The numbers are seasonally adjusted. The department reported that labor force rose about 8,350.Read More »

Wealth Gap Report Paints Grim Picture For Oregon

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th September Newseconomy
A new report showing that rising income inequality could negatively affect state tax revenue comes amid a push by Gov.Read More »

Little To No Change In Southern Oregon Unemployment Rates

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th August Newseconomyjobs
Counties around southern Oregon experienced a loss of jobs during the month of July. Economists say this is to be expected due to seasonal reductions in local government education employment. Jackson County's seasonally-adjusted unemployment remained at 8.5 percent, and Josephine County's stayed at 9.6.Read More »

Oregon Sees Slight Uptick In Unemployment For July

By Jim McCoy Tue 12th August Newseconomyjobs
- The state Employment Department says Oregon's jobless rate was 6.9 percent in July, up from 6.8 percent the month before. The agency says employers added 200 jobs in July, following a revised loss of 3,000 jobs in June.Read More »

Report: Oregon Experiencing Above Average Economic Growth

By Jim McCoy Wed 9th July NewseconomyTim Duy
Oregon's economy is growing faster than normal, according to a monthly report from the University of Oregon. The report Tuesday showed fewer people filed for unemployment insurance in May, many sectors increased workers, contractors applied for more residential building permits and factories gave employees more hours at work. The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/uZBF8B) the OregonRead More »

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