BREAKING NEWS: Southern Oregon Employment Takes Seasonal Hit In January

By Jim McCoy Fri 8th March Newseconomyjobssouthern Oregon jobs
As is customary for the month of January, Jackson County's payroll employment took its typical seasonal hit. According to the Medford office for WorkSource Oregon, payroll employment decreased by 3,960 in the report just released this morning.Read More »

Regional Employment Picture Shows Slight Improvement

By Jim McCoy Wed 23rd January Newseconomyjobssouthern Oregon jobs
Across the region, the Oregon Employment Department is reporting lower unemployment rates across southern Oregon for December. Their report indicates that seasonal hiring accounted for most monthly employment gains. In Jackson County, retail gained 540 jobs. Health care and assistance and manufacturing also posted gains.Read More »

Slight Improvement Shown In Southern Oregon Jobs Picture

By Jim McCoy Tue 23rd October Newseconomyjobs
Unemployment rates went down slightly in Jackson, Josephine and Coos counties. For the month of September, the jobless rate improved by a full percentage point over the year prior. The seasonally-adjusted rate was 11.9 percent for Josephine County, 10.5 percent for Coos County, and 10.6 percent for Jackson County. Jackson County payrolls saw a gain of 2,200 jobs.Read More »

Report: Southern Oregon Gains Jobs, But More Unemployed

By Jim McCoy Mon 24th September Newseconomyjobssouthern Oregon jobs
The numbers released today by Worksource Oregon reveal the same mixed report experienced at the state level. While there is a gain in jobs, the unemployment rate is also going up slightly, when comparing August to July. Jackson County gained 550 jobs, and gains were also experienced in Josephine County, Coos and Curry counties.Read More »

Oregon Gains Jobs, But More Are Unemployed

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th September NewseconomyOregon jobs

Oregon's jobless rate has increased to almost 9 percent. The state Employment Department said Tuesday the unemployment rate for August was 8.9 percent - up from 8.7 percent in July and 8.5 percent in June.

Despite the higher rate, Oregon gained 8,800 jobs in August. The agency says it's the sixth consecutive month that payroll employment has grown.
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Oregon Mining Company Cuts Jobs

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th September NewseconomyjobsOregon coast

A mining company in Coos County says slowing growth in China and economic uncertainty in Europe are behind job cuts that cost 31 of its 100 workers their jobs.  The World of Coos Bay reports the chromite mining operation will be cut from seven days a week to four. Output is expected to fall by half.
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Southern Oregon Unemployment On The Rise

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st August Newseconomyjobs

Southern Oregon unemployment is up for the month of July. Jackson County’s seasonally-adjusted figure is up to 10.7 percent, compared to 10.5 for June. It’s a similar story for Josephine County, where unemployment is 12.0 percent, compared to 11.7 in June.Read More »

Local Employment Picture Unchanged

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd July Newseconomyjobs

The latest report from Worksource Oregon shows the county employment picture is holding steady. The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate holds at 10.4 percent, but it’s improved over June 2011’s figure of 11.7 percent.Read More »

The Inflation Deception - Lowell Ponte

By admin Wed 18th July FocusTodayeconomyPolitics
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Little Change In State Employment Picture

By Jim McCoy Tue 17th July Newseconomyjobs

Oregon employers created 1,700 new jobs in June, but the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 8.5 percent. That's according to new figures released on Tuesday. The unemployment rate was 8.4 percent in May. Hiring was strong in the manufacturing sector as well as transportation and utilities, but those gains were partially offset by declines in government and service jobs.Read More »


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