Oregon employment

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 »

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 »

Unemployment Rises in Jackson County, Remains Unchanged Elsewhere

By Jim McCoy Mon 19th August NewseconomyjobsOregon employment
Total payroll employment fell by 1,570 jobs in Jackson County last month, largely due to seasonal reductions in state and local government education. The seasonally adjusted rate for July stands at 9.8 percent, up from 9.5 in June.Read More »

Oregon Unemployment Inches Upward

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th July NewseconomyjobsOregon employment
Oregon's jobless rate inched up a tenth of a percentage point in June, and hiring was weak. The State Employment Department said Tuesday the unemployment rate of 7.9 percent is essentially unchanged from the 7.8 percent reported in May. The rate is based on a survey of households.Read More »

Oregon Unemployment Down Slightly

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th April NewsjobsOregon employment
State officials say Oregon's unemployment rate continues to inch down and was at 8.2 percent last month. The State Employment Department said that's the lowest rate since October 2008.Read More »

State Unemployment Remains Stable

By Jim McCoy Tue 5th March NewsjobsOregon employment
Oregon's employment situation remained essentially unchanged in the first month of the new year. The state Employment Department said Tuesday the jobless rate for January was 8.4 percent, a slight increase from December's rate of 8.3 percent. The rate, however, is down from 9 percent at the same time last year.Read More »


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