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BEND, OR  -- Job growth remained strong in Central Oregon last month. May numbers were largely unchanged from the month before.

 

Regional Economist Damon Runberg tells KBND the usual suspects supplied more jobs. "Some pretty strong seasonal trends. A lot of leisure and hospitality jobs, retail jobs.  There was an uptick in construction."

 

Unemployment in Deschutes County remains around 5.5%, Jefferson County's is 6.5% and Crook County's is just over 8%.

 

Jefferson County last month added 250 jobs, significantly more than the typical addition of 170 jobs.

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