A new report suggests employers increased hiring in June, adding 176,000 jobs.
A labor arbitrator told longshoremen at the Port of Portland to quit slowing down, a day after a federal judge ordered the same thing.
Some measures that Oregon voters have decided against in the past three decades may return to the ballot in November.
Fixed U.S. mortgage rates fell again to new record lows.
Retail sales fell in June, raising industry concerns about the back-to-school season.
Oregon's economic growth outpaced all but North Dakota's in 2011, thanks to manufacturing gains.
Oregon approved three new enterprise zones in Portland, Beaverton and Veneta.