An estimated 3,600 jobs that are likely to spring up in the wake of the Legislature’s recent health care reform legislation have gone all but unnoticed.
Joblessness has dropped in rural counties because many people have stopped looking.
While the state's unemployment rate dropped to 11.5%, it came with a loss of 10,300 jobs.
An overload of Oregonians trying to file claims last weekend caused the system to crash.
Oregon PERS assets lost 25.7 percent of their value last year - the worst loss since 1945.