Workers in 35 of Oregon's 36 counties earn average weekly wages below the national average.
After years of freezes and unpaid furloughs, state workers and some politicians are getting pay hikes in Oregon.
Oregon's largest union is in a legal dispute with a former leader over how the organization should be governed.
Only about 40 fewer workers applied for jobless benefits in Oregon last week than the week before. That's out of 6,100 weekly applications.
Gov. John Kitzhaber has issued an executive order to reboot the state's workforce system.