Economy Adds More Jobs, Wages Stagnant

NEW YORK (CNN) – Employers added 321,000 jobs in November, making 2014 the strongest year for job growth since last century. According to a federal report released Friday, the national unemployment rate remained steady at 5.8 percent. That’s down from 7 percent this time last year, and makes 2014 the best year for growth since … Continue reading »

Local Unemployment Rate Ticks Down

MEDFORD, Ore. – Total payroll in Jackson County rose by 1,630 in October, dropping the local unemployment rate nearly one full percent from the same time last year. According to a new report from the State of Oregon Employment Department, the new seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Jackson County is 8.5 percent, down from 8.6 … Continue reading »

Unemployment Numbers Unchanged in April

MEDFORD, Ore. — Unemployment numbers for the month of April were released today, and local economists say the numbers have plateaued in southern Oregon. Seasonally adjusted numbers have the unemployment rate at 8.6% in Jackson County and 9.7% in Josephine County. State-wide the unemployment rate remains at 6.9%. Local economists said the numbers have improved … Continue reading »