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Health Care, Construction Job Gains Help Lead to Lower Jobless rate

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in May, from 4.3 percent in April, according to the Oregon Employment Department. Oregon’s unemployment rate has been...

Impact of Government Shutdown Topic of Eastern Oregon Forum

The Eastern Oregon Forum will present After the Shutdown: The Significance of Federal Employment in Eastern Oregon on Tuesday, March 19 at Blue Mountain...

Oregon Added 11,000 New Jobs

In January, Oregon’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 11,000 jobs, following a revised loss of 1,700 jobs in December. Six industries each added at...

Oregon Jobless Rate Climbs

Oregon’s unemployment rate rose to 4.1 percent in December from 3.9 percent in November, according to the Oregon Employment Department. Oregon’s unemployment rate has been...

Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Increases to 3.9 Percent in November

Oregon’s unemployment rate edged up to 3.9 percent in November from 3.8 percent in October, according to the Oregon Employment Department. Oregon’s unemployment rate has...

Employment Department Reports State Added 4,600 Jobs in October

Oregon’s unemployment rate remained at 3.8 percent in October, the same as in August and September. These were Oregon’s lowest unemployment rates since comparable...

Construction Gains help Oregon’s Jobless Rate Remain at All-Time Low

Large gains in the construction sector helped Oregon’s September unemployment rate remain where it was in August – at an all-time low of 3.8. According...

State Unemployment Rate at Lowest Point in Recorded History – Again

Oregon’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in August, which, for the second straight month, was Oregon’s lowest unemployment rate since comparable records began in...

Jobs Plentiful, Candidates Scarce

A good economy means low unemployment and low unemployment means unfilled jobs and that translates to headaches for recruiters and business owners in Mission,...

Agriculture Labor Forum for Ag Employers Set for Hermiston in May

WorkSource Oregon Hermiston will present the Agricultural Labor Laws Forum for Agricultural Employers on Thursday, May 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This...

Oregon Adds 11,600 Nonfarm Jobs During Month of October

The Oregon Employment Department reports that 11,600 jobs were added to the state’s nonfarm payroll employment in October, following a revised loss of 1,100 jobs...

Morrow County Non-Farm Jobs Grew by 51% During Past Decade

According to estimates in a survey conducted for the Oregon Employment Department by the Current Employment Statistics program, total nonfarm employment in Morrow County...

Umatilla County Jobless Rate Falls in May

Umatilla County’s unemployment rate fell a tenth of a percentage point in May, while Morrow County’s rose two-tenths. According to the Oregon Department of Employment,...

Study: Oregon Job Vacancies Hard to Fill

Businesses reported that almost half (48 percent) of Oregon’s job vacancies in 2013 were “difficult to fill,” according to a new report from the...

Farm Worker, Employer Expo Coming to Hermiston

The Latino Business Network is bringing a Farm Workers & Employers Expo to Hermiston on Thursday, June 26. The event will be held from 6...

Input Sought for Local Workforce Strategy Session

A strategy session to identify how the state’s workforce system can be better tied to regional needs will be held on Thursday, May 8...

Low-wage Job Openings Common in E. Oregon

Private employers in Eastern Oregon were looking to fill about 1,250 job vacancies at any given time during 2013, according to new annual figures...

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