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Deschutes County's unemployment is a little over 11 percent, Jefferson County's rate is 12 percent and Crook County is around 14 percent.

 

Gale Krumenauer with Worksource Oregon says compared to a year ago though ... the unemployment rate is down.

 

In Deschutes County in July of 2011 unemployment was 12.5 percent.  

 

It's now down to 11.3 percent.

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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)