Few Jobs, but Better Jobs


Salem, Ore.– Oregon unemployment increased slightly in May, up to 6-point-nine percent from April’s adjusted 6-point-8 percent. At a press conference this morning, officials with the Oregon employment department said more people have gone from working part-time to working full-time. The number of workers being underutilized has dropped more than 3-percent over the past year.

County-specific numbers will be released next week.