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Unemployment Numbers Stalled

Oregon’s unemployment rate is stalled at 9.5%, but there may be encouraging signs in private industry. Currently there are almost 190,000 unemployed Oregonians looking for work. Employment economist Nick Belieciks says the unemployment rate's a full point lower than it was a year ago. But he says the effects of the debt ceiling debate and the market turmoil has yet to be felt in Oregon.

 

 

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