Oregon jobless rate climbs to 8.1%

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Patrick Emerson PhD ,
OSU Economist
Oregon Economics Blog

Oregon Adds 4,500 Jobs but Unemployment Rate Climbs to 8.1%

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Oregon’s jobs picture keeps playing the same old song.  Decent jobs growth, but not great.  Unemployment stuck at an unacceptably high rate, though not as bad as the worst days of the recession.  And Oregon’s economy showing signs of life but not really springing back to full health.

 

 

So the long slog continues but at least things are still in the positive direction.

 

 

Well, I suppose we can rejoice that we are now five years since the financial crisis and thus halfway through our lost decade!