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