Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Statewide Employment Situation

Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 10.5 percent in October, unchanged from the revised figure of 10.5 percent in September. The rate has been between 10.5 and 10.7 percent for the most recent 12 months. Oregon’s unemployment rate was 10.9 percent in October 2009.
In October, Oregon’s seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment rose by 7,600, following a loss of 400 (as revised) in September. The October gain was the state’s largest one-month increase since December 2005, when 8,700 jobs were added.

More details -- such as the employment changes by industry -- are available in the full press release.

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