Tag Archives: Oregon Employment Department

Oregon’s unemployment lowest in 42 years

Oregon says its unemployment rate for July was the lowest in 42 years of keeping comparable records. The state reported Tuesday that the July rate was 3.9 percent, a slight dip from June’s rate of 4.0 percent. Source: Oregon’s unemployment lowest in 42 years

Construction, health care lead way (again) in May job growth

The unemployment rate has been at or near 4.1 percent for 17 consecutive months, the lowest level since 1976. Source: Construction, health care lead way (again) in May job growth

Oregon Unemployment Rate Remains at Record Low Levels, Although It’s Now Higher Than the National Rate

Oregon unemployment remains locked at record low rate of 4.1 percent. Source: Oregon Unemployment Rate Remains at Record Low Levels, Although It’s Now Higher Than the National Rate

Oregon Adds Nearly 5,000 Jobs in May

Oregon’s unemployment rate held steady in May as employers added nearly 5,000 jobs. The state Employment Department said Tuesday the jobless rate was 4.1 percent – a level it’s been at or near for well over a year. Strong jobs gains in construction, health care and other industries were partially offset by a weak month […]
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Oregon’s Job Economy Slowing, April Report Shows

An April loss of nearly 3,000 nonfarm jobs in Oregon marks the state’s first monthly job decline since December 2016. Source: Oregon’s Job Economy Slowing, April Report Shows

Oregon job growth strong; jobless rate stuck for 15 months

Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in February and March, the state Employment Department reported Tuesday.. For 15 straight months, the rate has been close to 4.1 percent, its lowest level since comparable records began in 1976. Source: Oregon job growth strong; jobless rate stuck for 15 months

Oregon Jobs 2018: These occupations are attracting the most newbies, says the Oregon Employment Department

Sure, Oregon is definitely a place where people want to live. Oregon is an in-migration state. The state’s population has jumped by at least 2 percent each of the last four years, with a 3 percent growth rate in 2017. Whereas at last a small part of that comes from “natural increases” (think: babies), most […]
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Lane County’s monthly job growth rate outpaces the state of Oregon

Lane County added jobs last month at a faster pace than Ore­gon as a whole, the state Employment Department reported on Tuesday. The county had an estimated 5,600 more nonfarm jobs last month than December 2016, according to the department’s monthly employment report. That 3.5 percent job growth over the previous December was higher than […]
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Shrinking pool of workers slows state job growth

State employment officials said Tuesday, Dec. 19, that November’s drop in the number of new jobs came after a 7,900-job gain in October. Source: Shrinking pool of workers slows state job growth

Oregon’s Job Growth Slows

Oregon employment fell off last month, but not enough to dent the jobless rate. The state Employment Department said Tuesday that Oregon’s nonfarm payroll employment dropped by 1,800 jobs in November, a sharp reversal from a robust October. The unemployment rate remained essentially unchanged at 4.2 percent – down from 4.6 percent at this time […]
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