Portland's unemployment rate fell to 7.7% in March, gaining 2,900 jobs.
Portland's economy generally outperforms the rest of the state. Its unemployment rate is now a half-percentage point lower than the state average.
Employers here gained 400 fewer jobs than first estimated in February, dropping estimates to 2,100. The seven-county Portland region covers Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Yamhill and Columbia counties in Oregon; as well as Skamania and Clark counties in Washington.
Read more at OregonLive.com.