Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Oregon sees private-sector gains in June

Oregon's unemployment rate* was 9.4 percent in June, essentially unchanged from 9.3 percent in May. Meanwhile, the U.S. unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in June and 9.1 percent in May.Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 800 jobs statewide in June. Private payrolls showed strong growth, adding 3,700 jobs. Three major industries added more than 1,000 jobs over the month: professional and business services (+1,200 jobs); educational and health services (+2,200); and leisure and hospitality (+4,400). Three other major industries showed weaker job performance than normal for June: government (-2,900);
manufacturing (-2,000); and trade, transportation, and utilities (-1,800).

Local government education took a big hit, cutting 3,900 jobs (not seasonally adjusted) in June.

Get more details in the full press release!
*Unless otherwise noted, unemployment rates and jobs numbers are seasonally adjusted

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