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The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting releases its 4th quarter Economic Forecast today. 

 

The report indicates that while Oregon’s job growth is improving, and wages are significantly stronger, there was almost 8,000 jobs lost in September, making an almost 6% annual job loss.

 

The report also calls the job growth "bipolar" because while more businesses are established; the number of jobs available is weak because of the types of industry: Intel and server-farms like Facebook, that traditionally need fewer employees.

 

The report states they don't see Oregon jobs reaching their pre-recession high for several more years.

 

CLU CERF Executive Director Bill Watkins will present their findings today here in Bend at the Deschutes County Building at 9 am. 

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • 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.