Home Must Reads Portland unemployment drops below national level

Portland unemployment drops below national level

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Greater Portland's unemployment rate fell to 8.2% in January, below the nation's jobless rate for the first time in three-and-a-half years.

The Oregon Employment Department also revised past estimates for the seven-county region, revealing a slightly better employment picture than previously thought. The new data "show that Portland has added back 35,900 of the 82,800 jobs lost during the Great Recession," the department said in a press release Monday. 
Since the recession, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Portland-Vancouver region has been less severe than the state's, which in January was 8.5 percent. But the region only recently caught up with the nation's jobless rate. In January, it finally fell below the 8.3 percent U.S. rate, which it hadn't done since June 2008, state data show.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

{biztweet}portland unemployment{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Spreading the wealth

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
HiResBY PAIGE PARKER

A money management firm broadens its reach. 


Read more...

Video: Kickstarting Oregon business

News
Thursday, March 27, 2014
02.04.14 Thumbnail VideoBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

Watch this OB Original Video about three Oregon companies and how crowd-funding "kickstarted" their business ideas.


Read more...

Wheel man

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Les Schwab has put a premium on customer service since 1952, when legendary namesake Les Schwab founded the company with one store in Prineville. (Schwab died in 2007.) But if the corporate principles remain essentially the same, the world around this iconic Oregon business has changed dramatically.


Read more...

Workplace benefits

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Health care and vacations rule. That’s the consensus from our reader poll on workplace benefits that help retain and recruit employees.


Read more...

The solution to youth unemployment

News
Thursday, February 27, 2014
02.27.14 Thumbnail TeenworkBY ERIC FRUITS

Because they have little chance of working for someone else, today’s teens need to be entrepreneurs. But, first, we must teach our teens that entrepreneurship starts small.


Read more...

Closing the gap: Community colleges and workforce training

News
Thursday, March 27, 2014
03.27.14 thumb collegeBY MARY SPILDE | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Community college career, technical and workforce programs present an opportunity to bring business and education together as never before.


Read more...

The 2014 List: The Top 33 Large Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014

100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS