Oregon jobless rate falls below 8 percent

Oregon jobless rate falls below 8 percent

Oregon's unemployment rate fell below 8% for the first time since the Great Recession.

The state unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in May and, after a revision, 7.9 percent in April, the state Employment Department said Tuesday.

Job gains have been strong recently in construction as well as in the trade, transportation and utilities sectors.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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