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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. 

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

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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