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Oregon's unemployment rate rises

Oregon's unemployment rate rises

Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9 percent in June, essentially unchanged from 7.8 percent in May.

The number of jobs in Oregon declined by 1,000 jobs in June. This was the first monthly decline since September 2012.

Job losses in trade, transportation and utilities were larger than gains in leisure and hospitality and professional and business services.

Revised estimates for May show a gain of 4,700 jobs, when a gain of 3,800 was initially reported.

The national unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in June, unchanged from 7.6 percent in May. Oregon's rate was 7.9 percent in June, essentially unchanged from 7.8 percent in May.

In June, 158,147 Oregonians were unemployed. This was 16,233 fewer individuals than in June 2012 when 174,380 Oregonians were unemployed.

 

 

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