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Local Unemployment Virtually Unchanged
Jackson County's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dipped just slightly from 10-point-9 to 10-point-8 percent in the month of February. Josephine County remained unchanged at 11-point-6 percent. Losses in retail trade were countered by gains in the state and local government education sectors. Jackson County gained 50 jobs during the month.
Year over year, Jackson County unemployment is down a full percentage rate, In Josephine County, the rate at this time last year was 13-point-1 percent. Further details and analysis will be available tonight on theDove TV news updates at 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm, and 10:00 pm. plus on theDove radio morning show from 6:00 am to 8:00 am.