Jobless figures steady in Lane County

Jobless figures steady in Lane County

The region's seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 6.9 percent in January, unchanged from December 2013.

Total nonfarm employment was up 2,800 from January 2013 to January 2014 — a 2 percent increase, employment figures show.

“We were at 1-1.5 percent employment growth, — a lagging, slow, tepid recovery,” Rooney said. “But with the revision and January numbers, we’re looking at 2 percent growth over the year, which is normal for a recovery.”

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