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Anemic job growth continues in Central Oregon. The latest job numbers show unemployment is increasing in all three counties. WorkSource Oregon Economist Carolyn Eagan says this is the third month in a row that Deschutes County has delivered fewer jobs than expected. “I think employers have learned to do the same work with fewer people. And I also think there's a lot of uncertainty. The risk of bringing on one additional employee may just be too high a risk right now.” Deschutes County's Unemployment is 12.5%, Jefferson County is at 13% and Crook County is at 15.3%.

 

 

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King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

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:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

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

 
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