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Economist Eric Fruits on Oregon’s jobless rate
February 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Oregon's unemployment rate is among the highest in the country and is heading toward double digits. If employment does not improve, one out of every 10 Oregonians will be looking for work by the middle of the year.
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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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