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Unemployment in Oregon increases in June
Statewide unemployment increased to 4.8 percent in June from 4.5 percent in May, according to data released by the State of Oregon Employment Department.
Factors for the rise in unemployment include significant growth in the labor force, which was reported to be more than 2 million people, an all-time high, the release adds. To compare, unemployment in June 2015 was reported at 5.8 percent.
Payroll employment increased the most in private education services, professional business services, and government employment. Those increases accounted for 3,000 jobs being added in the month.