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All six of Oregon's metropolitan areas experienced improvements in their unemployment rates over the year.
Nov-22-2013
Unemployment remains desperately high among the youngest workers, even as fewer of them participate in the labor force.
Sep-16-2013
How high is unemployment? It depends, of course, on which definition of 'unemployment' is being used.
Jul-24-2013
The unemployment rate is a simple concept that involves sophisticated methodology.
Jul-24-2013
More than seven percent of Oregon's labor force is unemployed. But who is included in that number?
Jul-22-2013
Demographic trends and economic recovery are driving decreasing labor force participation.
Jul-18-2013
Oregon's LFPR has shown sharp declines since 2009. The story of declining labor force participation rates is not unique to Oregon.
Jun-24-2013
Unemployment skyrocketed in the Great Recession, but what did that mean for trends under the surface?
Apr-23-2013
Oregon's Veterans: Unemployment and Labor Force Participation Rates Veterans have lower labor force participation, but also lower unemployment rates.
Feb-19-2013
High unemployment rates, slow job growth, and structural changes in the economy are all more difficult challenges in rural Oregon.
Nov-19-2012
Oregonians in all race and ethnic groups faced higher unemployment in 2011, but the labor market was especially tough on blacks and Hispanics.
Oct-23-2012
The number of mass layoff events in Oregon in 2011 nearly matched the number from 2010.
Oct-18-2012
Long-run trends in the establishment and household surveys portray the health of the economy.
Aug-22-2012
Learn about the similarities and differences in the way unemployment rates are calculated.
Aug-16-2012
Claims for unemployment insurance remained at high levels in 2011, as post-recession job growth was minimal.
Apr-24-2012
Labor force statistics can be confusing. For instance, who is officially counted as unemployed? Find everything you need to know about Oregon's labor force here.
Mar-29-2012
Long-term unemployment is far above usual levels after two years of tepid recovery.
Mar-26-2012