Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Oregon Sees Job Gains and Steady Unemployment Rate in April

In April, Oregon gained 3,900 nonfarm payroll jobs over the previous month. This was the largest monthly gain since October 2007. Government added 2,800 jobs, mostly due to temporary Census employment. The information and financial services sectors each gained 400 jobs. Two major industries saw employment declines over the previous month: manufacturing (-500 jobs) and trade, transportation and utilities (-100 jobs).
Oregon's unemployment rate remained steady at 10.6 percent in April, unchanged from March, and down by nearly 1 percentage point from April 2009. The state unemployment rate has remained essentially unchanged over the last six months.

Full details are available in the April 2010 Oregon Employment Situation press release.

All numbers are seasonally adjusted.

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