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OR's Unemployment Rate Down

(Salem, OR) -- Oregon's unemployment rate dropped to four-point-seven percent in September from five-percent in August. A total of 102-thousand Oregonians are unemployed, which is down from a high of 270-thousand during the pandemic shutdown in April, 2020. The total number of jobs declined by 200 after an increase of 89-hundred jobs in August. Government had the most losses. Professional and Business Services had the most gains. The private sector added 36-hundred jobs last month.

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