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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

  • Colorad Bridge will be closed for 6 weeks from October 5 until November 17.
  • Nightwork: Lane closure on the Parkway: Reed Market Road off-ramp.  7pm-6am starting October 12.
  • Lane closure on Parrell Road near Silver Sage 7am - 4pm through October 9.
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