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OR Unemployment Rate Down

(Salem, OR) -- Oregon's unemployment rate declined last month to four-point-four percent. The state added 47-hundred news jobs. Most of the new jobs were in leisure and hospitality, which lost the most jobs during the pandemic. Professional and business services also saw big gains. Governments, especially schools, lost the most jobs. This was the fifth month in a row that Oregon's unemployment rate has declined and more people are finding work.

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