Oregon Unemployment at 7.0 Percent

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th March Newseconomyjobs
The State Employment Department says Oregon's jobless rate is now at 7 percent after dropping for more than four years.Read More »

Report: Oregon Had 32-Thousand Job Vacancies in 2013

By Jim McCoy Tue 25th February Newseconomyjobs
According to a report issued by the Oregon Employment Department, employers around the state were looking to fill some 32-thousand jobs in 400 different occupations.Read More »

Report: Oregon Had 3rd Highest Job Growth in 2013

By Jim McCoy Tue 28th January Newseconomyjobs
A new report shows Oregon with the third-highest percentage of job growth in the nation. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Tuesday says Oregon posted a 2.4 percent increase in 2013. Only North Dakota and Florida expanded at a faster clip. Washington's job base grew by 1.9 percent.

Jackson, Josephine, Curry and Coos County Unemployment Improves

By Jim McCoy Mon 27th January Newseconomyunemployment
While unemployment rates in southern Oregon remain higher than on a statewide level, jobless levels continue to decrease throughout the region. County employment figures for December, 2013 were released Monday morning.Read More »

Oregon Unemployment Falls To 7 Percent

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd January Newseconomyunemployment
Oregon's unemployment rate has fallen to 7 percent, and state economists say it's a sign of an economy accelerating out of what has been a sluggish recovery from the Great Recession. The state Employment Department said Wednesday the jobless rate for December was the lowest in Oregon since August 2008, when it was 6.7 percent. In November, the state unemployment rate was 7.3 percRead More »

Southern Oregon Unemployment Drifts Lower

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd December Newseconomyjobs
According to numbers just released today, unemployment continues its slow downward trend. The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for Jackson County is 9.3 percent, and it's 10.2 percent in Josephine County.Read More »

Oregon Gains 5,400 Jobs, Lowest Unemployment In 5 Years

By Jim McCoy Tue 17th December NewseconomyjobsOregon employment
Oregon's jobless rate has fallen to its lowest point in more than five years as employers have begun to expand payrolls to match economic expansion. The Oregon Employment Department said Tuesday the unemployment rate for November was 7.3 percent.Read More »

Encouraging Employment News Experienced Throughout Southern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Mon 25th November Newseconomyunemployment
As with the rest of the state, southern Oregon counties are seeing their unemployment rates go down. In October, Jackson County gained 990 jobs, Coos County saw its seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate fall below double digits, and Josephine County and Curry County also saw their unemployment rates go down.Read More »

Nearly 43 Thousand Oregon Job Vacancies Report For Summer, 2013

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th October NewseconomyjobsOregon employment
According to the Oregon Employment Department, there were some 42,900 job vacancies in the state during the summer of 2013. That’s the highest number of job vacancies since the beginning on the great recession in 2009. In July, there were about 157,000 unemployed Oregonians, meaning that there were about four unemployed Oregonians for every vacancy.Read More »

ODA Report: Oregon Farm Income Fell Slightly Last Year

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th September NewseconomyOregon agriculture
Oregon farmers and ranchers fell short last year of 2011’s near record net farm income, but many sectors of the state’s agricultural economy did well in 2012.Read More »


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