April 17th, 2009 | by HANK STERN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Business

We're #2! Oregon Is #2!

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Um, don't get too happy about the breathless headline. The latest national numbers are in for state unemployment rates, and they show Oregon's 12.1 percent unemployment rate is second-worst behind Michigan's 12.6 percent. Oregon's rate also ranks first in the biggest month-to-month jump, leaping 1.4 percentage points from February to March.

The gory details are right here. A happy alternative to deal with the crappy news is right here.
 
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