Employment and labor

Employment and labor
Employment ads get even scarcer
February 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Despite a slight rebound in 2004-05, the number of help-wanted ads in the state’s largest newspaper, The Oregonian, nose-dived 86% in the last 10 years, and 57% in the last year alone.
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Even the A.G. is pushing for job creation
February 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
It's no surprise given the state's alarming employment trends that one can hardly throw a shoe these days without hitting a politician who claims to be creating jobs.
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Jobless fund steady despite rising claims
February 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Oregon's unemployed drained more than $318 million from the state's unemployment insurance trust fund in fourth-quarter 2008, as the number of claimants rose to 105,451 by year's end.
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What will save Central Oregon?
February 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
WitchitaYMCA.jpgWelcome to Central Oregon, where the economic news is grim and the bottom is nowhere in sight.
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"Real" jobless figure is twice as bad: 13.3%
January 2009
Thursday, January 01, 2009

The growing unemployment rate in Oregon is distressing, but the “real” unemployment rate is actually nearly twice as bleak.

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