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Oregon Unemployment Creeps Up

 

More unemployed Oregonians decided to get back into the workforce.  The state jobless rating moving up just slightly in July, from 8.5 to 8.7%.

 

State Employment Economist Nick Beleiciks says  Oregon's rate remains just a little higher than the national unemployment rate of 8.3%.  But the state added about 1800 jobs in July; and July marked the first five-month streak of payroll growth since March of 2007.

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