Editorial: Employment reports show what might be a glimmer of recovery

The pandemic has been a disaster for Oregon — lives lost and the most severe recession on record. There’s no way to sugarcoat that. And it will be months before a vaccine will be available.

But it shouldn’t blind us from seeing some encouraging signs. Josh Lerner, an economist with the state, reported: “…The good news is that in May, Oregon added back about 1 out of every 12 jobs lost during earlier in the recession.” The job losses are not climbing based on the latest data. “This truly is good economic news!” he wrote.

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