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Crook County's unemployment is around 12 and a half percent, Jefferson County is around 10 and a half percent and Deschutes County is below ten percent.


Regional Economist Damon Runberg.


"Dropping down in August to 9.9 percent from 10 percent is not significantly a change, but it is a milestone that unemployment is within single digits for the first time in five years.  Psychologiclaly is is a bit of a boost and a milestone for us to hit."


Statewide, Oregon is experiencing the same stagnation as central Oregon.


The state's unemployment rate of 8.1 percent in August was actually up from 8 percent in July.


Traffic & Weather




  • 27th Street Bear Creek Road and Forum Dr. down to a single lane 6a – 10p Signal light at 27th and Forum will be disabled and only right turns off 27th will be allowed.


  • Road closures along Roosevelt Ave >< Silver Lake Blvd -Chamberlain St. 7a-5p (9/6-11/20)


  • Lane closures and detours Mt. WA Dr at Shevlin Park Road North to Regency (7/11-11/30)
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