Oregon’s unemployment rate held steady last month. That’s despite steady job growth in several industries.
Oregon added 9,900 new jobs in October. That’s the largest single month employment gain in almost 20 years.
State employment economist Nick Beleiciks says those jobs came from growth in several key industries.
“Manufacturing has added a lot of jobs during the recovery, professional business services, and healthcare and social assistance just keeps growing,” Beleiciks said.