Oregon Unemployment Falls To 7 Percent

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd January Newseconomyunemployment
Oregon's unemployment rate has fallen to 7 percent, and state economists say it's a sign of an economy accelerating out of what has been a sluggish recovery from the Great Recession. The state Employment Department said Wednesday the jobless rate for December was the lowest in Oregon since August 2008, when it was 6.7 percent. In November, the state unemployment rate was 7.3 percRead More »

Southern Oregon Unemployment Drifts Lower

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd December Newseconomyjobs
According to numbers just released today, unemployment continues its slow downward trend. The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for Jackson County is 9.3 percent, and it's 10.2 percent in Josephine County.Read More »

Oregon Gains 5,400 Jobs, Lowest Unemployment In 5 Years

By Jim McCoy Tue 17th December NewseconomyjobsOregon employment
Oregon's jobless rate has fallen to its lowest point in more than five years as employers have begun to expand payrolls to match economic expansion. The Oregon Employment Department said Tuesday the unemployment rate for November was 7.3 percent.Read More »

Encouraging Employment News Experienced Throughout Southern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Mon 25th November Newseconomyunemployment
As with the rest of the state, southern Oregon counties are seeing their unemployment rates go down. In October, Jackson County gained 990 jobs, Coos County saw its seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate fall below double digits, and Josephine County and Curry County also saw their unemployment rates go down.Read More »

Nearly 43 Thousand Oregon Job Vacancies Report For Summer, 2013

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th October NewseconomyjobsOregon employment
According to the Oregon Employment Department, there were some 42,900 job vacancies in the state during the summer of 2013. That’s the highest number of job vacancies since the beginning on the great recession in 2009. In July, there were about 157,000 unemployed Oregonians, meaning that there were about four unemployed Oregonians for every vacancy.Read More »

ODA Report: Oregon Farm Income Fell Slightly Last Year

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th September NewseconomyOregon agriculture
Oregon farmers and ranchers fell short last year of 2011’s near record net farm income, but many sectors of the state’s agricultural economy did well in 2012.Read More »

Economists Forecasting Less Revenue For Oregon

By Jim McCoy Wed 28th August NewsbudgeteconomyOregon revenue
Economists are projecting a slight decrease in state revenue during the two-year budget cycle that began last month.Read More »

Unemployment Rises in Jackson County, Remains Unchanged Elsewhere

By Jim McCoy Mon 19th August NewseconomyjobsOregon employment
Total payroll employment fell by 1,570 jobs in Jackson County last month, largely due to seasonal reductions in state and local government education. The seasonally adjusted rate for July stands at 9.8 percent, up from 9.5 in June.Read More »

More Oregonians Are Looking For Work

By Jim McCoy Tue 13th August Newseconomyjobsunemployment
State economists say Oregon's unemployment rate remains "essentially unchanged" at 8 percent. The state Employment Department said Tuesday the rate for July was higher than in June, after a revision of the statistics, by two-tenths of a percentage point. The department said hiring continued to be strong in leisure and hospitality businesses, while construction companies and goverRead More »

Oregon Unemployment Inches Upward

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th July NewseconomyjobsOregon employment
Oregon's jobless rate inched up a tenth of a percentage point in June, and hiring was weak. The State Employment Department said Tuesday the unemployment rate of 7.9 percent is essentially unchanged from the 7.8 percent reported in May. The rate is based on a survey of households.Read More »


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