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The jobless rate in August was 8.1 percent, essentially unchanged from 8 percent in July.

 

State Economist Nick Bielichicks breaks down where jobs are being added and cut.

 

"Education and health services added 2500 jobs and manufacturing added 1200 jobs.  Financial activities, which is real estate and banking lost about 1300 jobs in August."

 

Unlike most private sector major industries in Oregon, financial services has shown no net recovery over the past six years.

 

 

Traffic

 

 

  • 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.