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Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low 3.8 Percent in March

Oregon’s unemployment rate hit another record low in March. The 3.8 percent unemployment rate improved from 4.0 percent in February, and is the lowest unemployment rate since comparable statistics began in 1976. Oregon’s March unemployment rate sits significantly below the U.S rate of 4.5 percent. The last time Oregon’s unemployment rate was this far below […]
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 March unemployment rate drops to 41-year low

Oregon added about 2,400 new jobs in March as the state’s unemployment rate dipped to 3.8 percent, a new 41-year low. Source: Oregon Local News – March unemployment rate drops to 41-year low

One Factor in Oregon’s Dropping Jobless Rate? Legal Weed

As the Oregon unemployment rates drops below 4 percent for the first time in state history, weed keeps growing as a job sector. Source: One Factor in Oregon’s Dropping Jobless Rate? Legal Weed – Willamette Week

Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Dropped To Its Lowest Level Ever In March

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent last month, continuing a recent trend of breaking record lows. Source: Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Dropped To Its Lowest Level Ever In March . News | OPB

Gorge jobs rate inches up 

Unemployment throughout the Columbia River Gorge region dipped slightly in February, according to a report by Dallas Fridley, regional economist for the Oregon Employment Department. Hood River County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment fell by 0.3 percentage point in February to 3.8 percent, ranking seventh out of 36 Oregon counties, just behind Yamhill County. Over the year, […]
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Oregon’s economy soars yet state budget gap grows: here’s why

Oregon has never seen times quite like these. Unemployment is the lowest on record. Wages are rising at a 4 percent annual clip. The state is enjoying an unprecedented housing boom, and even lagging rural areas are adding jobs at a steady pace. Source: Oregon’s economy soars yet state budget gap grows: here’s why | […]
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US job growth falls sharply in March; unemployment rate down to 4.5%

The U.S. economy added just 98,000 net new jobs, a little more than half of what analysts had expected, the Labor Department said Friday. Job growth slowed sharply last month, surprisingly tumbling to its lowest level in nearly a year although bad weather probably depressed the numbers. Source: US job growth falls sharply in March; […]
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Washington County unemployment rate drops to record low

It’s an almost-mythical number; a number that employers, employees and economists often cite the same way people talk about black swans: full employment. But this month, state economists said Washington County’s unemployment rate hit 4.2 percent, the lowest in the Portland Metro region. Seasonally adjusted, that’s closer to 3.6 percent. Source: Oregon Local News – […]
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Twenty-Three Counties Were at Their Historic Low Unemployment Rates in February

Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February at 2.9 percent. Grant County (7.2%) registered the highest rate for the month. Fourteen of Oregon’s counties had unemployment rates at or below the statewide rate of 4.0 percent and 22 counties were below the national rate of 4.7 percent. Gilliam County saw its […]
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County’s unemployment rate falls to 3.9 percent

Tied for eighth-lowest in the state Clatsop County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell below 4 percent in February, according to the Oregon Employment Department. The county’s February unemployment rate of 3.9 percent, which dropped from 4.2 percent in January, is tied for eighth-lowest in the state with Sherman County in eastern Oregon. Source: The Daily […]
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