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Oregon Added Jobs In March

(Salem, OR) -- Oregon added jobs last month and the unemployment rate declined. The Oregon Employment Department reports the state added 24-hundred jobs following a revised loss of 27-hundred jobs in February. The state's unemployment rate declined from four-point-seven percent to four-point-three percent. Health care and professional and business services had the most job gains. The retail sector lost 900 jobs. There are 210-thousand retail jobs in Oregon and that number has been trending down the last two years.

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