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Oregon gained 600 jobs in November, as the state unemployment rate edged down to 8.4%, from October’s rate of 8.6%. State Employment Economist Nick Beleiciks says that's more than 12,000 fewer than November of last year, as Oregon's rough economic recovery continues.   The Oregon Employment Division says the number of people claiming benefits has dropped 32% in the last year, and workers are using fewer of their 26 weeks of benefits.   However, the state's U-6 measure of labor under-utilization remains at 16%.

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  • North 3rd St >< Division and O.B. Riley Rd, single lane N-Bound (6/15-8/30)
  • South 3rd St >< Wilson and Reed Ln, single lane closures South Bound 5a-2p (8/30)
  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.
  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)
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