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For November, the rate dropped to 7.3 percent.  These rapid declines put Oregon's rate closer to the national rate.

 

State Economist Nick Bielichicks says Oregon has been adding significant jobs over the last year.

 

"Oreogn has added 5400 jobs in November, but we're been adding jobs for months.  Our growth trend is up for twelve of the last fifteen months."

 

Retail had rapid job gains in  November. Retail employed more than 200-thousand last month, which is nearly six thousand above last year's numbers.

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.