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Oregon job numbers fall in September

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October 16, 2012 -


PORTLAND, Ore. - The monthly Oregon employment numbers show the state lost nearly 8,000 jobs in September, ending a half-year string of monthly job gains.
The state Employment Department measured the unemployment rate is 8.7%, essentially unchanged from the previous month. The rate has ranged between 8.4% and 8.9% since January.
Last month, the department said employers created 8,800 jobs in August, the sixth month of job gains.
In the seasonally adjusted statistics from September, the private sector eliminated 5,500 jobs, the public sector 2,400.