Even though her identity as a union member remains key to her message, labor has largely abandoned Portland City Councilor Amanda Fritz.
Wieden+Kennedy laid off about 40 people as a result of losing the Target Corp. advertising account.
Oregon's unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in three years, but some economists say that is actually bad news, as it means people have given up looking for work.
Oregon's economic indicators rose slightly in October, but not enough to dissuade fears of another recession.
Gov. John Kitzhaber ordered state agencies to suspend all but essential hiring for December and January.