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Unemployment went down slightly in one Central Oregon County in October, but remained the same in the other two. The unemployment rate in Crook County dropped from 19% to 18.6% in October. The rate in Deschutes and Jefferson Counties remained unchanged from September. Deschutes County's unemployment stands at 15.3% and Jefferson's is at 15.4%. State-wide, Oregon’s unemployment rate remained at 10.5% last month.

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

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.