BEND, OR -- Deschutes County’s unemployment rate held at 4.4% in February, for the third straight straight month. The county gained 160 jobs, with Private Education and Health Services leading the way; followed by Government and Construction. The biggest losses were in Leisure and Hospitality, which cut 110 jobs.
Jefferson County’s jobless rate dropped a tenth of a point to 5.8% in February, gaining 70 jobs in the month.
Crook County’s rate rose a tenth of a percent, to 6.2%, despite a net gain of 60 jobs last month.