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Oregon Unemployment Rate At Seven Percent

(Salem, OR)  --  The Oregon Employment Department says the state's jobless rate in January was seven percent, down from seven-point-one percent in December.  The department says Oregon employers added about one-thousand jobs in January, with the construction and leisure & hospitality industries leading the way in job growth.  The number of public-sector jobs fell by 15-hundred more than predicted.  The January unemployment rate of seven percent compares to Oregon's eight-point-three-percent jobless rate in January 2013. 

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