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OR Unemployment Rate Down

(Salem, OR) -- Oregon's unemployment rate declined from four-point-two percent in November to four-point-one percent in December. Oregon Employment Department Economist Gail Krumenauer says all sectors added jobs. Oregon added 103-thousand jobs in 2021. The state's unemployment rate in December was higher than the national rate of three-point-nine percent. Leisure and hospitality still has more than 23-thousand jobs to recover before it returns to pre-pandemic levels.

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