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Damon Runberg says job loss during this time of year, is typical.

 

"Februrary tends to be the bottom of our seasonal ebb and flow.  It tends to be one of the lower months besides our winter tourism, it's the lower end of the tourism season.  And retail backs off and obviously construction tends to be snowed in."

 

Year over year, all  three central Oregon counties are doing much better.

 

Deschutes County's unemployment rate in February was 8.4 percent, Jefferson County was 9.6 percent and Crook County's was 10.7 percent.

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.