Oregon state government employment fell in 2012

Oregon state government employment fell in 2012

The Oregon state government shed 500 jobs in 2012, including higher education.

But because employment in the universities has been strong, the state payroll is still about 1,800 larger than four years previously.

In all, the state employed nearly 82,000 people at the end of last year -- nearly 34,000 in the university system and nearly 48,000 in the rest of government, including about 12,000 home care workers, said Nick Beleiciks, a state employment economist.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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