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Good news on the economy in Oregon, where the unemployment rate is now below double digits in the majority of counties.  The lowest rate of all is in Gilliam County, where economist Nick Beleiciks has an idea why. The unemployment rate in Gilliam County is only 5.6%. The highest in the state is Crook County at 15.1% but that should be getting better with construction of a new Facebook Data Center.

 

 

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