After two year of gains, employment ads placed with Portland’s The Oregonian declined 8.1%, while ads at Eugene’s Register-Guard newspaper rose only 2.1% during the 12 months ended November 2006.
If you are like the vast majority of employed people, you have learned something at work about a co-worker’s illness or medical condition.
Since 2001, Oregonians’ average wages have risen faster than inflation. At least this is true for workers covered by unemployment insurance — close to 90% of workers in the state.
Worst-case scenario: A company’s CEO gets diagnosed with cancer and decides to keep the illness a secret.