Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Oregon Unemployment Falls to 8.2% on 1,900 New Jobs

So says the Oregon Employment Department:
On a seasonally adjusted basis, preliminary estimates from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicate nonfarm payroll employment in Oregon rose by 1,900 jobs in March. The private sector added 2,700 jobs over the month, while the public sector cut 800.
Another month another confirmation of a tepid recovery.  But it is a recovery and given the severe headwind of 800 public sector jobs lost, it is nothing to sniff at.  Okay maybe you can sniff a little.

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