OR unemployment rate flat at 8.4 percent in May - KPTV - FOX 12

OR unemployment rate flat at 8.4 percent in May

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SALEM, OR (AP) -

Economists say Oregon added 6,900 jobs in May, but the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 8.4 percent.

The state Employment Department released the seasonally adjusted numbers on Tuesday.

The job growth was driven largely by hiring in the transportation and utilities sector as well as manufacturing.

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