New Jobs Added In Jackson County, But Unemployment Rises

By Jim McCoy Mon 22nd July Newsjobssouthern Oregon economy
510 jobs were added to payrolls around Jackson County during the month of June, but the unemployment rate rose slightly higher according to a report released Monday. Jackson County's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 9.6 percent, up slightly from 9.5 in May. That's still an improvement over June, 2012's rate of 10.9 percent. The private sector grow by 1,050 jobs. Construction gained 120 jobs, manufacturing 110. Mining, logging, wholesale trade and other services all gained 20 jobs. Economists say typical seasonal adjustments led to a reduction in jobs in private education and health services. As expected , the leisure and hospitality sector grew by 260 jobs in June as tourism picks up. In terms of industries losing jobs, local government employment shed 290 jobs. Overall government employment fell by 400. Elsewhere in southern Oregon, Josephine County's seasonally adjusted rate also bumped up to 11.3 from 11.1 percent. Over on the coast, Coos County's rate of 10.2 percent remained flat, while Curry County's actually fell slightly from 10.7 to 10.6 percent.

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