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And although employers are hiring, it wasn't enough to change the unemployment rate.

 

Regional Economist Damon Runberg says seasonal industries did the best.

 

"Construction is definitely up across the region and we expect that to rise over the next couple months with a lot of new building permits going out.  It's  a good figure, but we expect it to get bigger as summer rolls along."

 

Deschutes County added just over one thosuand jobs in May, while Jefferson County added 220 jobs and Crook County added 170 jobs.

 

These gains are all higher than what is typical  this time of year.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)