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Local News

Crook County's unemployment is around 12 and a half percent, Jefferson County is around 10 and a half percent and Deschutes County is below ten percent.


Regional Economist Damon Runberg.


"Dropping down in August to 9.9 percent from 10 percent is not significantly a change, but it is a milestone that unemployment is within single digits for the first time in five years.  Psychologiclaly is is a bit of a boost and a milestone for us to hit."


Statewide, Oregon is experiencing the same stagnation as central Oregon.


The state's unemployment rate of 8.1 percent in August was actually up from 8 percent in July.


Traffic & Weather




  • Carry Chains or Traction Tires on the mountain passes.  Spots of Ice on the Santiam Pass and over Mount Hood.  Packed snow on local roads and on Willamette Pass.


  • Lane closure on Boyd Acres Road at Ross Road; 7am - 4:30pm through December 10
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