Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Oregon Unemployment Still High in January: 10.4%

Some good news from Salem this morning, Oregon's unemployment rate fell to 10.4% in January.  Not really a significant change, but the better news is the robust job growth.  On a seasonally adjusted basis, 6,300 jobs were added in January, almost all of it private sector growth, after a revised 4,000 jobs added in December.  This is progress.  But before we get too giddy, here is a buzzkil:

We have only just begun to climb out of the hole the recession created. It is going to be a long slow climb...

1 comment:

Nick Borriello said...

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