Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Oregon employment, unemployment essentially unchanged in March

As a further sign that the declines of the Great Recession are leveling out, Oregon's total employment and unemployment rate (UR) were essentially unchanged in March.

Total employment was 1,590,400 in March, a dip of 400 jobs from the month prior. The unemployment rate was 10.6 percent in March, or 0.1 percentage point higher than in February.

Most of the major industries performed near their normal pattern. Only two major industries showed a job change of 1,000 or more: manufacturing (+1,100 jobs) and educational and health services (-1,000).

To find out more -- including details about the various industry changes -- please see this month's press release, or look up the numbers with our online tool.

* Employment and unemployment figures are seasonally adjusted.

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