Oregon’s unemployment for May decreased slightly, but job growth remains anemic. The State's unemployment was 9.3%, down from 9.5% in April. State Employment Economist Nick Beleiciks. “Oregon added just 1300 jobs in May. That's coming off a loss of 2000 jobs in March and a gain of 110 jobs in April.
Manufacturing experienced a weak may only adding 100 jobs when more than 1000 is the norm. Leisure and hospitality is experiencing some volatility, with fewer jobs added than expected. But finance activities had a good month, actually adding 1200 jobs.