Oregon Jobless Rate Below 8 Percent

EUGENE, Ore. — For the first time since before the recession in 2008 Oregon’s jobless rate is below 8 percent. Here in Lane County we’re sitting at right about 8 percent. The most recent estimates show a gain of 2700 jobs. Unemployment officials say that 7.8 percent for the state is a sign of slow economic recovery. … Continue reading »

Unemployment Rate Increased

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The U. S. Labor Department says the unemployment rate increased slightly in October. The new jobs report released Friday shows that the percentage of Americans looking for work increased from 7.8% to 7.9%. Overall, 171,000 jobs were added in October. Analysts say the new report shows that the country is still on the path … Continue reading »