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That breaks down to five unemployed people for each opening.

 

Healthcare and social services account for 22 percent of all the state vacancies.  

 

In central Oregon, Leisure and Hospitality actually have the most openings.

 

State Employment Economist Jessica Nelson says central Oregon workers saw hourly wages slightly below the state average and fewer prime jobs.

 

"Across the region, central Oreogn had fewer full time and permanent jobs as a share of total jobs and tha'ts due to Leisure and Hospitality popping up so large."

 

The average wage in central Oregon is $17.31 a nhour -- which is slightly below the state average of $17.92 an hour.

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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.