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Oregon Experiences Job Growth In March

By Jim McCoy Tue 15th April Newseconomyemploymentjobs
Oregon state economists say March saw the largest one-month increase in jobs since well before the Great Recession. The news came Tuesday in the monthly report on jobs and joblessness.Read More »

New Figures Show Gains in Southern Oregon Employment

By Jim McCoy Mon 24th June Newsemploymentsouthern Oregon economy
According to figures released today from the Oregon Employment Department, Jackson County's payrolls picked up 620 jobs in May. The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate fell from 9.6 to 9.5 percent. The leisure and hospitality picked up 280 jobs in anticipation of the tourist season, and the retail sector grew by 220 jobs.Read More »

Oregon Unemployment Falls To 8.0 Percent

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th May NewsemploymentOregon economy
Oregon's unemployment rate has edged down again, hitting 8.0 percent last month. That's an improvement from March's figure of 8.2 percent, and better than April, 2012's figure of 8.8 percent. The department said an employment survey showed a rise of 3,700 Oregon jobs in April, driven by gains in hiring among leisure and hospitality businesses.Read More »

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