Tag Archives: Unemployment

Damaged ag facilities slow local job growth

Ongoing work on onion sheds that were damaged or demolished by snow last winter have disrupted the flow of the normal hiring trend in the local area. For its monthly rate, Malheur County saw unemployment drop to 3.9 percent in October, matching the record low reached in June, and .2 percent lower than in September. […]
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October 2017 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

Crook and Curry counties have registered the highest unemployment rates in October 2017 at 6.5 percent. Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.3 percent. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates include Washington and Hood River, each with an unemployment rate of 3.7 percent. Nine of Oregon’s counties had […]
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Oregon job growth resumed last month

The gains were the largest since February. Oregon employment came roaring back in October, rebounding after two months of decline. The state added 11,600 net jobs last month, according to data out Tuesday from the Oregon Employment Department. That’s the largest monthly increase since February. Source: Oregon job growth resumed last month

State gains jobs as October unemployment rate holds steady

State officials said that during the past year the state has added 45,000 jobs, an annual growth rate of 2.4 percent. Source: State gains jobs as October unemployment rate holds steady

Unemployment rates stable for September, still low

Mid-Willamette Valley unemployment rates in September were essentially unchanged from August, according to state figures released on Tuesday, and the area continues to look robust compared to historical work levels, an economist said. Linn County’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 5 percent, while Benton County’s rate increased slightly, from 3.5 percent in August to […]
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Construction jobs boost Jackson County workforce

September was back-to-school month for educators, while retailers began the long march to the holiday shopping season. Figures compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated Jackson County payroll employment at 100,683 last month, up from 99,398 in August and 97,933 a year ago, as in-migration boosted the total labor force to 105,530 in September. […]
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Lane County’s jobless rate remains largely unchanged

Lane County’s unemployment rate in September remained essentially flat from the previous month, the state Employment Department reported on Tuesday. The county’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 4.8 percent September compared with 4.7 percent in August, according to the Employment Department. The September rate was significantly lower than the September 2016 rate of 5.2 percent, […]
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Oregon cuts 3,800 jobs in September; hospitality hit hard

Oregon shed jobs for the second month in the row, though its unemployment rate remained essentially unchanged, the state Employment Department said Tuesday. Oregon’s nonfarm payroll employment dropped by 3,800 jobs in September, following a revised loss of 7,000 jobs in August, according to the monthly jobs report. The late-summer slowdown came after six months […]
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Oregon employment falls again as economy cools

Oregon shed jobs again in September, the second consecutive decline after six months of rapid gains. Source: Oregon employment falls again as economy cools | OregonLive.com

 State loses more jobs in September as unemployment rate holds steady

Oregon’s economy lost about 3,800 jobs in September, the second month in a row that the number of jobs has fallen in the state. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State loses more jobs in September as unemployment rate holds steady