Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent in October
from 7.9 percent, as revised, in September. For the past few months, Oregon’s
unemployment rate has closely tracked the national unemployment rate which also
fell to 6.9 percent in October from 7.9 percent in September.
Oregon’s total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 14,200
jobs in October, following a revised gain of 9,300 jobs in