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Friday, October 05, 2012

Unemployed workers outnumber job openings 2-to-1 in the Portland area.

That ranks Portland in the middle of the pack among the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S. The metro’s rate matches Seattle’s but falls behind San Jose’s 1:1 ratio of openings to unemployed. Twelve other metro areas also recorded an even match of postings and workers in August 2012, the latest month data was available.

The metro area’s jobless rate has hovered around 8 percent for most of the year. State officials estimate Portland gained 2,700 jobs in August. Still, they say, 97,300 remained out of work in the seven-county region: Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Yamhill and Columbia counties in Oregon; and Skamania and Clark counties in Washington.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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