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State unemployment rate ticks up to 5.2 percent in July

Oregon added about 3,800 jobs in July as the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.2 percent from June’s 4.8 percent.

The rate has increased from a record low of 4.5 percent in March, April and May.

State employment officials announced the rate Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Job gains in July were largest in health care and social assistance (up 2,100 jobs); professional and business services (up 1,600); leisure and hospitality (up 1,200); transportation, warehousing and utilities (up 1,100); and other services (up 1,000).

Manufacturing and construction saw the largest declines in jobs, down 1,200 and 1,100 jobs.