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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.

 

  • 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)