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Near-Record 103K Job Openings Reported In Last Quarter Of 2021

(Salem, OR) -- Officials say there are more job openings than job seekers in Oregon. The Oregon Employment Department reports a near record 103-thousand job openings in the last quarter of 2021. That drove the average starting wage up 14-percent to 21-dollars an hour. There were seven unemployed people for every 10 job openings.

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