Manufacturing dropped by 1,300 jobs in April. Most of those losses were in durable goods manufacturing; however, Oregon’s semiconductor and electronic component manufacturing industry added jobs in April.
A record 64,100 nonfarm payroll jobs were added in Oregon over the past 12 months, for an annual growth rate of 3.6 percent. The next closest over-the-year gain occurred in May 1997 when 61,500 jobs were added.
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