Quarter of Oregonians Work Part Time

EUGENE, Ore. — A new report from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says a quarter of people with jobs in Oregon are only working part time. The report counts people as part-time employees if they worked at least one hour, but less than 35 hours during a given week. The Oregon Employment Department took … Continue reading »

Oregon Unemployment Rate Creeping Lower

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s unemployment rate keeps creeping lower. It’s almost a full point below where it was at this time last year. The Oregon Employment Department says the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 8.4 percent. That’s down from 8.6 percent in October. The jobless numbers have stayed between 8.4 percent and 8.9 … Continue reading »

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 … 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 »