Portland’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.9 Percent

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland’s unemployment rate dropped from 5.3 percent in July to 4.9 percent in August.

Employers added 6,800 jobs following a gain of 7,100 in July (seasonally adjusted).

The Oregon Employment Department says the metro area has now regained about 67 percent of the jobs lost at the start of the pandemic.



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