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Oregon added 3,800 jobs in May

Oregon added 3,800 jobs in May

Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in May and 7.9 percent in April.

The national unemployment rate is 7.6%.

Oregon added 3,800 jobs in May.  The construction industry added 1,600 jobs, trade, transportation, and utilities added 900 which was partially offset by a drop in 800 manufacturing jobs.

Around 146,000 Oregonians were out of work and looking for work.

The U6 rate, which includes people working part-time because they can't get full-time work, is at 16%.

 

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