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Oregon job growth hits 10-year high

PORTLAND, Ore. — New data from the Oregon Employment Department shows that Oregon employers added 4,400 jobs in August. In addition, Oregon job growth hit its highest level since 2005 as its employment payroll expanded by 60,400 jobs or 3.5 percent.

In August, two major industries accounted for most of the gains, as leisure and hospitality added 2,100 and government added 1,600. The other 12 major industries performed close to their normal seasonal patterns.

To view the complete report from the Oregon Employment Department, go here.

Source: Oregon Employment Department

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