Oregon added 4,500 jobs in August, and the state unemployment rate hit 8.1%, up slightly from 8% in July.
Oregon's ports are being hurt by declining federal support and job losses, officials told a Senate committee.
International food processing company Chaucer Foods could bring more than 70 jobs to Forest Grove in its first year of operation.
Intel is closing Fab 176 in Hudson, Mass., and laying off 700 workers.
Daimler Trucks North America plans to announce a major investment in Portland this week.