Monday, November 9, 2009

National Unemployment Rate Increased

In October the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 10.2 percent, from 9.8 percent in September. October's rate was the highest since April of 1983.

About 190,000 jobs were lost in October. The hardest-hit sectors were construction, manufacturing, and retail trade.

More information is available in the full press release from the national Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Oregon's data for October will be released on Monday, November 16th. As always, we'll have an update on the blog. You can also check out the live video on at 11am to hear all the details!

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