Thursday, August 23, 2012

Oregon Posts Five Months of Job Gains

The state employment department reports that Oregon has sustained five months of slow job gains, the longest steady gain since March of 2007.  Last month government agencies accounted for nearly all of the job growth last month, according to the Oregon Employment Department. Public payrolls added a seasonally adjusted 1,700 jobs. Private hiring, meanwhile, slumped to a mere 100 jobs, seasonally adjusted. Construction posted the biggest gains, but manufacturers and private educators shed more than 1,000 positions apiece. Read More at Oregon Live.