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The latest numbers show Deschutes County's unemployment rate just over 9 percent and Jefferson County's just over 10 percent.

 

Crook County is about 11 and a half percent.

 

Regional Economist Damon Runberg says 2013 has been a better year employment-wise for the area.

 

"Over the year, employment has grown by nearly 2-thousand jobs -- actually 1920 jobs.  And more importantly, 97 percent of al  the job gains in the last year come from the private sector.  A lot of people are concerned those jobs are coming from government spending.  The answer is no.  This economy is chugging along and doing pretty well."

 

Last month, Deschutes County had its largest retail gains in more than ten years.  440 jobs were added from the retail sector in November.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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