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Oregon Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.0% in April

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon's unemployment rate dropped to 8.0% in April.

The state Employment Department says the unemployment rate has been falling for nearly four years, with the April figure down two-tenths of a percent from March.  

The department says an employment survey showed Oregon added 3,700 jobs in April, mainly in leisure and hospitality businesses.

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