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Portland unemployment falls to 7.5 percent

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Portland unemployment fell in April in step with the national average.

Unemployment fell from 7.8 percent to 7.5 percent -- a mark that matches the national average -- according to the monthly report from the Oregon Employment Department.

In all, Portland's employment base is expanding at around 2 percent -- "a pretty steady and respectable clip," said Amy Vander Vliet, a regional labor economist.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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