2014-03-20 06:15:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Salem, OR) -- It's the lowest unemployment rate Oregon has had in more than five years. The state Employment Department says the seasonally-adjusted jobless rate fell to six-point-nine-percent in February, compared to seven-percent the month before. Officials say the state added 29-hundred jobs last month, with construction and manufacturing having among the largest gains. Government employment increased by one-thousand.