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The latest Bureau of Labor numbers reflect some good news for workers in the Portland area. Jobless rates were lower in May than a year earlier in most of the metropolitan areas. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, in the 49 metropolitan areas the highest unemployment rates in may were registered in the Riverside-San Bernardino, California area at 13.2%. The lowest jobless rate was recorded in Oklahoma City, at 4.9%. Las Vegas experienced the largest unemployment rate decrease from May 2010, down 2.5 percentage points, followed by Detroit, and the greater Portland-area was down almost 2% year over year.

 

 

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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.

 
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