Employment and labor

Employment and labor
Oregon unemployment rate below national average
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Although the jobless rate slipped below the U.S. average for the first time since 1996, long term unemployment stays high.

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Sick leave bills slowed in Oregon Legislature
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Twin bills aimed at providing Oregonians with paid sick days stall in both chambers.

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Oregon schools budget on pace for earliest passage ever
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The leaders of both chambers of the Oregon Legislature said Monday the $7.2 billion K-12 schools budget is ready for its next step.

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Jobless rates low across state
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

January was a strong month for hiring in Portland and Jackson and Lane counties.

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Business leaders support, propose conditions to 'ban the box'
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Some business leaders get behind Portland Mayor Charlie Hales' effort to make it easier for people with criminal convictions to get hired.

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