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Oregon unemployment rate rises despite adding jobs

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September 18, 2012 -

 

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon's jobless rate now sits at almost 9 percent. The state Employment Department says the unemployment rate for August was 8.9% - up from 8.7% in July and 8.5% in June.
 
Despite the higher rate, Oregon gained 8,800 jobs in August. The agency says it's the sixth consecutive month that payroll employment has grown.

 

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