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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.

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • 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.