Oregon economy improves

Oregon economy improves

Oregon's economy is showing signs that it continues to improve, despite the fact that state unemployment numbers aren't being released due to the government shutdown.

Oregon had almost 43,000 job vacancies this summer, according to a state survey. That’s the highest number since the beginning of the Great Recession. That means there were about four unemployed people for every job vacancy.

Now that’s above the national average, which is about three people for every vacancy. But Employment Department spokesman, Tom Fuller says it’s still down from a high of about six.

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