Tag Archives: Unemployment Rate

Oregon retailers see good ho-ho-holiday sales ahead, unless snowpocalypse hits

No recession… yet… but economic indicators have economists, bankers, retailers on the lookout for stockings full of coal. It’s a good time to be a holiday shopper in Oregon. Despite fears of a recession earlier this year, Oregon’s economy remains stronger than much of the country. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon retailers see good […]
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Central Oregon job growth is strong

Revised estimates show strength. If Mike Guegien could he’d be ramping up his business, but he can’t find the right kind of employees for Bend Custom Decks. He’s posted jobs on various employment websites, but many of the applicants don’t have experience and ask for $25 an hour. Source: Central Oregon job growth is strong; […]
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Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Has Stayed Near 4 Percent for Three Years

Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in September and October. The rate has been between 4.0 percent and 4.4 percent for an unprecedented 36 consecutive months dating back to November 2016. The U.S. unemployment rate ticked up from 3.5 percent in September to 3.6 percent in October. Source: Oregon Workforce and Economic Information: Oregon’s Unemployment […]
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October jobs numbers climb, unemployment held at 4.1%

State unemployment rate has hovered between 4% and 4.4% for the past 36 months. Source: Pamplin Media Group – October jobs numbers climb, unemployment held at 4.1%

Employment rate holds steady in Central Oregon

Unemployment rates in Central Oregon remained largely unchanged in September, although job growth rebounded modestly, the state reported Tuesday. “Although rates of growth remain slower than this time last year, the region continues to add jobs and unemployment levels are unchanged,” according to the Oregon Employment Department. Source: Employment rate holds steady in Central Oregon;

Unemployment remains unchanged in Central Oregon

Unemployment still low in August. The employment landscape remains largely unchanged in Central Oregon compared to last year, according to the Oregon Employment Department. Employment levels are nearly identical to what they were this time last year, Damon ­Runberg, an economist for the department, said in a press release. Source: Unemployment remains unchanged in Central […]
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Linn, Benton jobless rates stay low

Unemployment remained low in the mid-valley last month, and a state economist is predicting continued slow but steady job growth for the region. Source: Linn, Benton jobless rates stay low | Local | democratherald.com

Oregon adds jobs in August, unemployment steady at 4%

Officials said Oregon’s employment growth has slowed from the rapid expansion during the prior years. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon adds jobs in August, unemployment steady at 4%

Nestlé will lay off 53 in Northeast Portland

Nestlé plans to lay off 53 Portland employees beginning November 1, part of a broad restructuring of its frozen foods organization. The company notified state officials of the layoffs in a letter dated Monday, Labor Day. Source: Nestlé will lay off 53 in Northeast Portland – oregonlive.com

Oregon’s Rural Counties Haven’t Recovered From the Great Recession, Report Finds

The Oregon Center for Public Policy found that rosy statewide unemployment figures don’t capture difficulties in rural counties. Source: Oregon’s Rural Counties Haven’t Recovered From the Great Recession, Report Finds