Jackson County economy

Existing Home Sales Rise, So Does Median Price in Jackson County

By Jim McCoy Thu 5th July NewsJackson County economyreal estate

The median price of an existing home and sales of existing home sales increased in Jackson County. The report for the 3-month period running from April 1 through June 30, 2012 was released today by the Rogue Valley Association of Realtors.Read More »

Job Growth Seen In Latest Jackson County Figures

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th June NewsJackson County economyjobs

The latest estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Jackson County gained 1,190 jobs in the month of May. Retail trade sector gained 610 jobs, local government employment gained 180 jobs and construction gained 140 during the month. Nearly every published sector showed an improvement.Read More »

Report: Southern Oregon Employment Holding Line

By Jim McCoy Mon 21st May NewsJackson County economyjobs

 The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that Jackson County gained 1,160 jobs in April. In spite of the gain, the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate remains the same as March at 10.6 percent. Over the year, however, the unemployment rate improved by 0.6 percent from 11.2 percent in April, 2011.Read More »

Local Unemployment Virtually Unchanged

Jackson County's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dipped just slightly from 10-point-9 to 10-point-8 percent in the month of February. Josephine County remained unchanged at 11-point-6 percent. Losses in retail trade were countered by gains in the state and local government education sectors. Jackson County gained 50 jobs during the month.Read More »

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