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The last time the state's rate was lower was in August of 2008, when the rate was 6.7 percent.

 

State Economist Nick Bielichiks.  

 

"Oregon added 2900 non farm jobs in February.  The strongest major industries were construction and manufacturing that both added over one thousand jobs."

 

February marked the eighth consecutive month of job gains for the state.

 

During the recession, Oregon lost 150-thousand jobs and so far we've added 3 of the 4 lost jobs back.

Traffic

 

 

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

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)