Underemployed Rates High in Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Economists are reporting the unemployment rate last year is nearly double the reported amount at 17 percent, but only if people who gave up looking for work, or were part-time workers and wanted more hours, were included. WorkSource calls that adjusted rate the “Labor Under¬†Utilization” rate, but by¬†definition,¬† Oregon’s real unemployment rate … Continue reading »