Bend Marks A Milestone And Gets A Millstone


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Wednesday, April 29, 2009 HANK STERN

Portland Marks A Milestone And Gets A Millstone


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As noted earlier today, the crappy employment news for Oregon is coming quickly these days, so much so that now there's this unemployment news about Portland: Of the 49 metropolitan areas with a Census 2000 population of 1 million or more, Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich., and Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif., reported the highest unemployment rates in March, 14.0 and 12.9 percent, respectively. ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 HANK STERN

Oregon Unemployment News


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[youtube CVE72Ae82Tw] For those stat-heads wondering whether Oregon's most recent 12.0 percent unemployment rate changed our state's dubious distinction of having America's second-worst unemployment rate, wonder no more: we're still #2 behind only Michigan. Here are some other numbers to chew on from today's state-by-state breakdown issued by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics: Oregon ...   More
 
Friday, May 22, 2009 HANK STERN

Another Month, Another Oregon Unemployment Record


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Oregon's job woes continue, as the May unemployment numbers out today show the state achieving a new record unemployment rate of 12.4 percent. Even though the 12.4 percent rate is worse than the state's previous worst mark of 12.1 percent set in November 1982, the Oregon Employment Department finds some good news in that the current freefall is moderating. Between March and May, the state's ...   More
 
Monday, June 15, 2009 HANK STERN

New County-By County Unemployment Numbers For Oregon


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The Oregon Employment Department's latest breakdown today of unemployment numbers last month by county remains bleak. Here are some of the lowlights from the state's overall 12.2 percent unemployment rate, which is third-worst in the nation behind Michigan and Rhode Island. _Multnomah County's seasonally adjusted rate continued to slide, hitting 11.7 percent — compared to 11.5 percent ...   More
 
Monday, July 20, 2009 Aaron Mendelson

Oregon Unemployment Numbers Still Stink


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Oregon's grim unemployment numbers showed little improvement last month, going from a revised 12.0 percent rate in June to 11.9 percent in July. The June numbers gave Oregon the third-worst rate in the nation behind Michigan and Rhode Island. And the latest numbers released this morning — nearly double the 6.3 percent state's unemployment rate in July 2008 — show Oregon is likely ...   More
 
Monday, August 17, 2009 HANK STERN

Oregon's Poverty Numbers


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More grim numbers about how the recession has hit Oregon: The state's poverty rate rose from 12.9 percent in 2007 to 13.6 percent in 2008 during the recession, according to figures released (PDF) today by the American Community Survey. That makes Oregon — and our estimated 506,000 people living in poverty — one of just eight states that saw an increase in their poverty rate from ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Anvi Bui

Oregon Unemployment Rate Drops a Bit


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The state's September unemployment rate dropped from 12.0 percent the previous month to 11.5 percent. Good news: The new 11.5 percent rate reported today is the state's lowest since February when it was 10.7 percent. Bad news: You have to ask? The 11.5 percent rate means nearly one in eight folks is out of work and that Oregon is one of the states hit worst by the recession. Pick up WW this ...   More
 
Monday, October 12, 2009 HANK STERN

The Job Thieving Continues in Oregon


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Monday, October 19, 2009 HANK STERN

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