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(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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  • Purcell Bridge CLOSED through April 2020.
  • ORE 22 remains CLOSED between Idanha and the junction with U.S. 20 (milepost 53-81) following a tanker truck crash that caused a fuel spill yesterday. The road will be closed to thru traffic indefinitely for the clean up of the fuel spill and recovery of the tanker.

 

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