Portland unemployment falls to 7.7 percent

Portland unemployment falls to 7.7 percent

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.

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