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More unemployed Oregonians decided to get back into the workforce.  The state jobless rating moving up just slightly in July, from 8.5 to 8.7%.

 

State Employment Economist Nick Beleiciks says  Oregon's rate remains just a little higher than the national unemployment rate of 8.3%.  But the state added about 1800 jobs in July; and July marked the first five-month streak of payroll growth since March of 2007.

Help Puerto Rico

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.