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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.

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)