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Southern Oregon's Unemployment Rates are Higher than Country's Average

New statics released by the State of Oregon Employment Department.

Posted: Nov 4, 2018 10:22 AM

Jackson County's unemployment rate is 4.4%. This is one of the lowest in the state. Josephine County and Curry County are 5.5%. Klamath County is 5.8%.

As of September 2018 over 77,000 people in Oregon are unemployed. This is 8,000 less than last year at the same time.

The Country as a whole is sitting at 3.9% for the unemployment rate. A 49 year low.

The federal government says there is some positive economic news. Hundreds of thousands of new jobs were added to the US economy last month. The latest jobs report says 250,000 jobs were added across the country in October and wages grew 3.1%.

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