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Oregon’s statewide jobless rate is holding steady at about 10.5%, but that's not the case for Central Oregon. “Well unfortunately the rate jumped in two counties. In Crook County, the rate went up to 19.2% in November and in Jefferson County the rate went up to 16% in November. In Deschutes County the rate was virtually the same. It went from 15.2% in October to 15.% in November.”  WorkSource Oregon analyst Carolyn Eagan says one bright spot in Deschutes County was the government sector added 450 jobs. However, that was offset by 430 jobs lost in private industry. The retail sector added 210 jobs in Deschutes County and the foot and the accommodation industry lost 460 jobs.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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