Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Still Up

unemploymentOREGON — The latest numbers for unemployment in the State of Oregon were released this morning. In the last month, Oregon added about 4,200 jobs to the workforce. But, it wasn’t enough to bring the State’s unemployment rate down.

In the month of May, the jobless rate was at 6.9 percent, according to the Oregon Unemployment press release. That’s slightly higher than April’s 6.8 percent. However, the Oregon Employment Department said job growth has been strong in the last year.