Little Change In State Employment Picture

By Jim McCoy Tue 17th July Newseconomyjobs

Oregon employers created 1,700 new jobs in June, but the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 8.5 percent. That's according to new figures released on Tuesday. The unemployment rate was 8.4 percent in May. Hiring was strong in the manufacturing sector as well as transportation and utilities, but those gains were partially offset by declines in government and service jobs. Watch of listen to theDove between 6 and 8 a.m. tomorrow for additional perspective from the Oregon Employment Department. Watch theDove TV on Channel 44, or Charter Channel 18, theDove radio at 91.7 and 92.1 in the Medford area, or stream it here.

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