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Oregon Workforce and Economic Information: April 2019 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.3 percent in April 2019. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in April included Washington (3.5%) and Hood River (3.6%). Only Benton, Washington, and Hood River counties had unemployment rates at or below the national rate of 3.6 percent. Eight of Oregon’s […]
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Oregon Workforce and Economic Information: Oregon Adds 3,300 Jobs in April

Oregon’s total nonfarm payroll employment rose 3,300 in April, following a gain of 6,500 jobs in March. Monthly gains were strongest in health care and social assistance and in leisure and hospitality, which each added 1,000 jobs. Several other major industries added at least 500 jobs: manufacturing (+700 jobs), government (+600), and construction (+500). Only one major industry shed a substantial number of jobs: professional […]
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Deschutes County unemployment rate level at 4.4%

Crook County job growth among state’s fastest. Employers in Deschutes and Jefferson counties have slowed the pace at which they’re adding jobs, while Crook County’s job growth is among the fastest in the state, the Oregon Employment Department reported Tuesday. Source: Deschutes County unemployment rate level at 4.4%; Crook County job growth among state’s fastest

St. Charles is region’s top employer (again)

Top 50 employers in Central Oregon employ 21% of workforce. Central Oregon’s largest employer, with nearly 4,500 employees, is again St. Charles Health System, a ranking it has held for the past 17 years, according to new data released by Economic Development for Central Oregon. St. Charles was followed by milling company Bright Wood Corp. […]
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Travel Oregon releases positive tourism numbers for 2018

State Tourism statistics from Travel Oregon are in, and for the ninth year in a row the state has shown steady tourism growth. “Travel and tourism in Oregon is now a $12.3 billion industry, that’s up about half a billion from last year,” Travel Oregon CEO Todd Davidson said. “The tourism industry employs 115,400 Oregonians, […]
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Unemployment hits 49-year low | Mail Tribune

Hiring accelerated and pay rose at a solid pace in April, setting the stage for healthy U.S. economic growth to endure despite fears of a slowdown earlier this year. Employers added 263,000 jobs, with the unemployment rate dropping to a five-decade low of 3.6% from 3.8%, though that drop partly reflected an increase in the […]
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Cannabis, marijuana, weed, pot? Just call it a job machine

David Dancer is a 48-year-old marketing executive who has worked for big brands like Charles Schwab and Teleflora. A year ago, he got a call from a recruiter for a different kind of company: MedMen, a cannabis retailer that has been called “the Apple Store of weed.” The opening was for a chief marketing officer. […]
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Unemployment rates show nearly three years of red hot economy for Albany, Corvallis areas

The mid-Willamette Valley’s economy has been humming along for nearly three years now, said an expert with the Oregon Employment Department. “We’re definitely seeing low unemployment in both (Linn and Benton) counties and there are no real signs of broad-based trouble or anything like that out there. The biggest problem continues to be for employers […]
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Renewable Energy Production Jobs in Oregon Totaled 1,825 in 2018

Earth Day is held every year in the United States on April 22nd as a day intended to raise awareness and invoke an appreciation for the Earth’s environment. In honor of the 49th official Earth Day, here is some information about renewable energy production jobs in Oregon! In the U.S., renewables provided 13 percent of […]
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Oregon Adds 5,700 Jobs in March

Oregon’s total nonfarm payroll employment rose 5,700 jobs in March, following a decline of 1,200 jobs in February. Five major industries each added close to 1,000 jobs in March: professional and business services (+1,300 jobs), government (+1,100), health care and social assistance (+900), other services (+800), and leisure and hospitality (+700). None of the major industries cut a substantial number of jobs in March. Oregon’s […]
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