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Some more encouraging news on the unemployment front. The latest unemployment numbers for February in Central Oregon are all down. Regional Economist Carolyn Eagan says Crook and Deschutes County's unemployment fell a point and Jefferson County's fell close to a point: “I think that the highest seasonal adjusted rates are behind us. Last year the seasonality of our employment is changing, we've been talking about that because of what's happening in construction and manufacturing.” Crook County has the highest unemployment rate at 16.4%, followed by Jefferson at 13.4% and Deschutes is at 13.1%.” The industries with the most job creation include professional and business services and educational and health services.

 

 

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

 

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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