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Oregon Employment Sets Record High

(Salem, OR) -- Oregon gained jobs in December, but the unemployment rate also increased. The Oregon Employment Department reports 61-hundred jobs were added last month. Most of those jobs were in manufacturing, construction, professional and business services, and other services. The number of people working set a record high of nearly one-point-seven million. The unemployment rate rose from four-point-three percent to four-point-five percent. Over the last five months, the unemployment rate has increased one-percent.

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