October Unemployment Drops Slightly

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon unemployment was essentially unchanged from September.

The state’s unemployment rate was 8.6 in October and 8.7 percent in September. This time last year, the unemployment rate was 9.3 percent.

According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, private sector jobs declined by 1,200 and private sectors jobs went down by 1,200 over the month.

Click here for more on this month’s employment figures.

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