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Oregon Lost Jobs In August

(Salem, OR) -- Oregon lost jobs in August, but the unemployment rate remained at a record low of three-point-four percent. The jobless rate has been below four-percent since May. The national unemployment rate is three-point-eight percent. Oregon lost 12-hundred jobs in August with retail trade, construction, and professional and business services leading the way. Leisure and hospitality had the largest gains. Over the past year, Oregon's payroll employment has grown one-point-three percent and that growth is slowing down.

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