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CENTRAL OREGON -- The May unemployment figures show improvement in most of Central Oregon. Deschutes county saw a drop of 2-per cent to 16-point-3,  while Crook county fell to 17-point-5 from 18-point-3 percent. Jefferson county however saw unemployment numbers jump 2-and a half per cent to 17-per cent in May. Economist Damon Runberg says improvement yes, but more than 800 new unemployment claims a week are being filed in Deschutes county alone. He says he expects more improvement as the people temporarily laid off go back to work. Runberg says some people who were laid off may not get their jobs back. He also noted the May unemployment numbers reflect the early days of Phase One re-openings.

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