Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Latest (Un)Employment Data for Oregon

The latest employment and unemployment data for Oregon was released this morning. It shows that Oregon's unemployment rate was 11.0 percent in December -- essentially unchanged from November's rate of 10.7 percent.

The state also added jobs nearly 3,000 over the month, after a loss of about 2,000 from November to December. This marks the first month of substantial employment gains since July 2008.

By Industry, Briefly
In December, three major industries posted substantial seasonally adjusted job gains: educational and health services (+2,900 jobs), manufacturing (+1,800), and trade, transportation, and utilities (+1,400).

Three other major industries posted significant seasonally adjusted job losses: construction (-1,100 jobs), mining and logging (-700), and leisure and hospitality (-1,000).

For more information, including more details on the gains and losses by industry, check out this month's press release.

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