Job gains vary by county


The number of employed people grew in 32 of Oregon’s 36 counties during the past year.

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The number of employed people grew in 32 of Oregon’s 36 counties during the past year.

However, county unemployment rates hovered well above the national average, with Crook County coming in at 19.2%.

Economic reports released Monday had a good-news, bad-news flavor. On balance they’re another confirmation that Oregon is gaining at least some recovery from the worst slump since the Depression.

Metropolitan Portland, the object of recent concern among business leaders, added more than 45,000 jobs between January, its recent low point, and November. The comparison may be exaggerated, however, because numbers of employed people typically fall in January and rise in November.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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