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(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.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)