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Oregon unemployment ticks up in July

Tuesday, August 30, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Elizabeth Peters
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Oregon added about 3,800 jobs in July as the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.2 percent. The rate increased from a low of 4.5 percent in March, April and May.


Job gains were largest in health care and social assistance (up 2,100 jobs); professional and business services (up 1,600); leisure and hospitality (up 1,200); transportation, warehousing and utilities (up 1,100); and other services (up 1,000). Manufacturing and construction saw the largest declines, down 1,200 and 1,100 jobs, respectively.


State employment officials announced the rate on Tuesday, Aug. 16. See the full report here.

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