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Medford, Grants Pass Among Top 30 Job Markets

Medford, Grants Pass Among Top 30 Job Markets

Posted: Nov. 13, 2018 5:16 PM
Updated: Nov. 13, 2018 5:16 PM

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usa today released its lemployment rate in oregon and the us has been steadily increasing over the last five years but medford and grants pass's rates are higher than both oregon's and the national increase." according to the research presented in the usa today article, in the last five years the number of working americans rose by nearly eight percent. but in certain areas like medford and grants pass, those numbers are almost doubled, medford's employment rate went up by more than 15 percent ---grants pass nearly 18 percent. regional economist for the oregon employment department says a lot of this has to do with more people moving to the rogue valley. --taking jobs in the education and health services industries. guy says: "in that industry is really driven by population growth so as this area has come back on the great recession population growth and migration trends have returned and so that really drives our employment and health care services as we have more people more people need services." both cities combined added nearly 18,500 jobs over the last year. andryanna says: "on newswatch 12 at 6 i'll explain why the education and health services industries are the two with the highest percent of job growth in the rogue valley." [a28]amazon hq-vo the rogue valley may be adding a lot of jobs... but
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