Tag Archives: Unemployment

OREGON’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 4.4 PERCENT IN FEBRUARY

March 19, 2019 10:20 a.m.Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in February.New data from the State of Oregon Employment Department said that’s a slight increase from the 4.3 percent rate recorded for January. Oregon’s unemployment rate has ranged between 4.0 percent Source: OREGON’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 4.4 PERCENT IN FEBRUARY – KQEN News […]
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January 2019 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.4 percent in January 2019. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in January included Hood River (3.5%) and Washington (3.7%). Seven of Oregon’s counties had unemployment rates at or below the statewide unemployment rate of 4.3 percent and the national rate of […]
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Oregon Workforce and Economic Information: Unemployment by Reason in Oregon

There is a large amount of turnover in the labor market every month, as many people move between categories of employed, unemployed, and not in the labor force. Movements between these categories are known as “flows.” People move between these categories for several reasons, which generally are considered to be voluntary (such as retirement out […]
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Capitol roundup: State could step in on federal shutdown

Unemployment and other aid discussed as Legislature starts second week. The Legislature ramped up into its second week of the 2019 session, with a slew of hearings — the first step in the twisting journey of bills through the House and Senate. Here’s what’s on the top of the pile, along with other news from […]
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Year-end unemployment rates up slightly

Unemployment rates in the mid-Willamette Valley remained low to close out 2018, but were slightly higher than in December 2017, according to data released by the Oregon Employment Department on Wednesday. Source: Year-end unemployment rates up slightly | Local | gazettetimes.com

Oregon unemployment offices feel federal shutdown

More than a month has passed since certain federal government agencies were shut down internally and the Oregon Employment Department has noticed an influx of applications for unemployment benefits from federal workers seeking assistance. The federal standard in this type of scenario that states are supposed to try to meet is a 21-day waiting period […]
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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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