Medford struggles to retain jobs

Medford and Jackson County fell in a ranking of job creation and sustainability.

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Medford and Jacxkson County fell in a ranking of 124 cities measuring short and long-term job creation and sustainabilty.

The Milken Institute, a nonprofit California-based economic think tank, reported the Medford Statistical Area fell from No. 39 to No. 54 among 124 small cities in creating and sustaining jobs over the past five years. Bend, Eugene and Portland areas also dropped in the ratings, while Salem advanced.

The Medford Statistical Area includes all of Jackson County. Short- and long-term job growth, income and high-tech activity were all factored into the ratings, the report said.

Read more at the Mail Tribune.

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