Tag Archives: Jobs

Countering the geography of discontent: Strategies for left-behind places

The 2016 election revealed a dramatic gap between two Americas—one based in large, diverse, thriving metropolitan regions; the other found in more homogeneous small towns and rural areas struggling under the weight of economic stagnation and social decline. This gap between two American geographies came as a shock to many observers. Source: Countering the geography of discontent: […]
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Oregon’s jobless rate holds at record low for third month

n October, Oregon’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 4,600 jobs, following a revised gain of 4,700 jobs in September, as the state’s jobless rate held at a record-low 3.8 percent for the third straight month, the state Employment Department reported Wednesday Source: Oregon’s jobless rate holds at record low for third month – KTVZ

 Oregon Adds 4,600 Jobs in October

In October, Oregon’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 4,600 jobs, following a revised gain of 4,700 jobs in September. Monthly gains in October were widespread, with nine of the top 13 industries adding jobs, led by professional and business services(+1,500 jobs); wholesale trade (+1,000 jobs); and government (+1,000 jobs). Only two major industries cut jobs substantially in October: private educational services (-800 […]
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Job Outlook Good for Oregon Veterans

Last year, Oregon veterans saw their lowest unemployment rate in a decade. A recent report by the Oregon Employment Department shows the state’s more than 300,000 vets have good job prospects. Economist Felicia Bechtoldt tells KBND News, “The unemployment rate for veterans in Oregon was 4.3% in 2017. The overall Oregon unemployment rate was 4.1% […]
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The jobs with the highest suicide rates in the United States, according to the CDC

From 2000 to 2016, the suicide rate among the US working-age population, people 16 to 64, increased 34%, a new CDC report says. Men who work in construction and extraction had the highest rates of suicide in the United States, according to a report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]
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Whopping 62 percent of jobs don’t support middle-class life after accounting for cost of living

More than 60 percent of jobs don’t pay enough to support middle-class lifestyle after factoring in metro area’s cost of living. Source: Whopping 62 percent of jobs don’t support middle-class life after accounting for cost of living

Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? I Intended to Find Out

One afternoon in the fall of 2016, I sat in a windowless visiting room at the Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire, Conn. A recent graduate of Yale Law School, I was a certified legal intern on a fellowship in the New Haven public defender’s office. J., a lanky 18-year-old brown-skinned kid sitting across from me, […]
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Blue-collar jobs are booming — just not for women

Men hold most of the well-paying jobs that don’t require college degrees. Well-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree are multiplying at the fastest rate in three decades, offering more Americans a path to the middle class. But economists warn one group is missing out: women. A new report from Georgetown University found there are now about 13 million […]
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Central Oregon employers add jobs in September

Central Oregon continued to add jobs in September, a month that typically sees seasonal job losses, with most of the added jobs being found in Deschutes County, according to data released by the Oregon Employment Department. The growth will slow in 2019 as the lack of available workers affects employers, said Damon Runberg, Central Oregon […]
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Summer economy gives way to fall

Unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in September. Clatsop County’s economy transitioned from the busy summer season to a more locally based employment structure in September, according to state employment statistics. The county’s seasonally adjusted employment rate in September was 3.8 percent, a slight increase from August but one-half a percent lower than the year prior. […]
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