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Unemployment claims steady in Oregon

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Friday, August 02, 2013

Only about 40 fewer workers applied for jobless benefits in Oregon last week than the week before. That's out of 6,100 weekly applications.

The count fluctuates from week to week -- sometimes significantly. In fact, initial claims in Oregon spiked 25 percent in mid-July, then fell by the same amount the next week. And then, last week, they barely budged.

The decline was much more noticeable nationally. U.S. jobless claims decreased by 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 326,000. Federal officials say that's the lowest weekly count since January 2008.

In all, Oregon sent out 40,300 state-funded unemployment checks last week, down 600 from the week before and 5,500 from a year ago.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

 

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