Portland unemployment falls to 7.5 percent

Portland unemployment falls to 7.5 percent

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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