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|Wednesday, April 20, 2011|
By Ben Jacklet
Not long ago the New York Times ran a collection of informational graphics about the revolutions under way in the Middle East. One of the statistics they focused on was the unemployment rate. As you may have guessed, the jobless rate in nations such as Yemen, Libya and Syria is high — nearly as high as it is in rural Oregon.
By the end of March, Oregon’s jobless rate had fallen to 10 percent. Chances are good it will drop into single digits by the end of April for the first time in more than two years. The state gained 42,000 jobs over the past year.
Ben Jacklet is managing editor of Oregon Business.
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