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Oregon Added 6,200 Jobs In May

(Salem, OR) -- Oregon's unemployment rate is still declining. It declined slightly last month after 62-hundred jobs were added to the state economy. The Oregon Employment Department reports the state's unemployment rate declined from three-point-seven-percent in April to three-point-six-percent in May, which is the same as the U.S. rate. Leisure and hospitality, transportation, warehousing, utilities and manufacturing all added jobs. Oregon has regained 90-percent of the jobs it lost at the start of the pandemic compared to 96-percent for the U.S.

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