Oregon unemployment rises back to 8 percent

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Oregon gained only 900 jobs last month and unemployment rose from 7.8% in June to 8.0% in July.

One positive note from the monthly jobs report out Tuesday? Analysts now believe Oregon's economy actually gained jobs in June despite first saying otherwise. They now say the state added a seasonally adjusted 600 jobs that month.

Joblessness in Oregon is persistently higher than the national average, now 7.4 percent.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

 

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