Tag Archives: Unemployment

The recovery is alive and well. How much longer will it be?

The recovery shows no sign of slowing down, let alone slipping into recession — for now. Markets think it’s the end of the recovery as we know it, but the economy feels fine. Better than fine, actually. After all, it just added a blockbuster 312,000 jobs in December, turns out to have added 58,000 more […]
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Oregon Workforce and Economic Information: November 2018 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.3 percent in November 2018. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in November included Hood River (3.4%), Washington (3.4%), and Multnomah (3.6%). Seven of Oregon’s counties had unemployment rates at or below the statewide unemployment rate of 3.9 percent and four were […]
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Lane County unemployment rate drops, but slowdown worries grow

Lane County’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in November from the month before, according to a new Oregon Employment Department report. Source: Lane County unemployment rate drops, but slowdown worries grow

Winter brings more demand for temp jobs

Low unemployment numbers in Oregon and around the nation can mean a change of pace for those that help others find work — employment and staffing agencies. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Oregon’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent as of October 2018, about the same as the national rate. Source: Winter brings more […]
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Central Oregon Business Index shows stable economy

Index rose marginally in third quarter 2018. The Central Oregon Business Index rose less than half of one percentage point in the third quarter, reflecting an era of stability in certain areas of the region’s economy. For the three months that ended Sept. 30, the index was 146.6, up 0.3 points, or 0.2 percent, from […]
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Oregon unemployment tax rate won’t change in 2019

Unemployment tax rates for Oregon employers will remain at tax schedule three for 2019, which includes an average rate of 1.97% for the first $40,600 paid to each employee, the Oregon Employment Department reported Wednesday. The specific rate each employer will pay under the new schedule depends on how much they have used the unemployment […]
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Central Oregon unemployment rates tick up as hospitality industry sheds jobs

Unemployment in Central Oregon ticked up slightly due to seasonal job losses in construction and tourism in October, according to new data released by the Oregon Employment Department. All three counties, however, saw unemployment rates remain unchanged over the past year, said Damon Runberg, Oregon Employment Department regional economist. Source: Central Oregon unemployment rates tick […]
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Oregon’s jobless rate holds at record low for third month

n October, Oregon’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 4,600 jobs, following a revised gain of 4,700 jobs in September, as the state’s jobless rate held at a record-low 3.8 percent for the third straight month, the state Employment Department reported Wednesday Source: Oregon’s jobless rate holds at record low for third month – KTVZ

 Oregon Adds 4,600 Jobs in October

In October, Oregon’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 4,600 jobs, following a revised gain of 4,700 jobs in September. Monthly gains in October were widespread, with nine of the top 13 industries adding jobs, led by professional and business services(+1,500 jobs); wholesale trade (+1,000 jobs); and government (+1,000 jobs). Only two major industries cut jobs substantially in October: private educational services (-800 […]
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Southern Oregon’s Unemployment Rates are Higher than Country’s Average

New statistics released by the State of Oregon Employment Department. Jackson County’s unemployment rate is 4.4%. This is one of the lowest in the state. Josephine County and Curry County are 5.5%. Klamath County is 5.8%. As of September 2018 over 77,000 people in Oregon are unemployed. This is 8,000 less than last year at […]
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