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The month of September showed more people back to work and the unemployment rate throughout Central Oregon continuing to fall. Economist Damon Runberg says Deschutes county dropped almost a full point to 7-point-5-per cent in September. He says Crook and Jefferson counties saw unemployment rates drop to 9-point-1-per cent and 8-point-5-per cent, respectively,  Runberg says they are seeing more women dropping out of the labor force to take care of their children due to the fact schools and day care centers are not open.

 

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