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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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Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • 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.