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Oregon Adds 12,300 Jobs In February

(Salem, OR) -- Oregon's unemployment rate dropped last month from four-point-two to four percent as the state added 12-thousand-300 jobs. It was the largest monthly gain since July 2021 when nearly 35-thousand jobs were added. Fifty-nine-thousand Oregonians have been unemployed for less than six months and 24-thousand people have been unemployed for longer than six months as the number of long-term unemployed continues to decrease rapidly. Eighty-six-percent of the jobs that were lost in spring of 2020 have been recovered. That compares to 90-percent of the jobs nationwide.

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