Central Oregon is seeing it's biggest job gains since last summer. Regional Economist Damon Runberg says the unemployment rate in Deschutes County dropped to 6.6 in March, down from 6.8 in February. Job gains surged in leisure and hospitality as Covid restrictions began to ease. In Jefferson County the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 6.8 in March from 6.9 in February. In Crook County the unemployment dropped to 7.3 percent in March from 7.9 percent in February.