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Oregon unemployment rate dips to 4 percent

The state says strong hiring occurred in leisure and hospitality.

Posted: Jul 17, 2018 11:11 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon enjoyed another month of job growth, with strong hiring reported in several major industries.

The state Employment Department said Tuesday the jobless rate for June was 4 percent, slightly lower than it was in May.

The state says strong hiring occurred in leisure and hospitality. Other industries adding at least 500 jobs were construction, health care, manufacturing and private educational services.

The laggard industry was retail. It shed 1,000 jobs.

Another unemployment measure, known as U-6, fell to 7.8 percent in June. The figure includes discouraged workers who stopped looking as well as part-time workers who want but can't get full-time jobs.

The state says the number of people working part time for economic reasons is at its lowest since at least 2002, when comparable records began.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

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