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Jobs report shows gains

In December, Oregon's unemployment rate fell as more people were able to find jobs and there were fewer unemployed. There were nearly 132,000 Oregonians unemployed, compared with approximately 160,000 a year earlier. This drop of more than 28,000 individuals since December 2012 was good news for many families in the state and for many sectors of Oregon's economy.

Oregon's job growth in 2013 was much stronger than in the prior two years. In 2013, 37,700 jobs were added, compared with 22,000 in 2012 and 18,400 in 2011.


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