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Oregon Unemployment Rate Rises In August

(Salem, OR) -- Oregon's unemployment rate in August increased from three-point-five to three-point-seven percent. It's the state's first increase in unemployment since April 2020. Oregon's rate is the same as the national rate. Ninety-three-hundred jobs were added in August, mainly reflecting teachers heading back to school. Leisure and hospitality and construction also had gains. Oregon's unemployment rate remains near record lows. As of August, the state regained all jobs that were lost during the pandemic recession.

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