Oregon unemployment is 7th highest in U.S. and still above 10 percent
Oregon's stubborn 10.6 percent unemployment rate, boosted by heavy reliance on manufacturing, is the seventh highest in the nation.
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#1 Aug 21, 2010
This is always the case with Oregon.
- always near the top in unemployment
- always near the top in gas prices
- at the top in the misery index
- at the top in rudest, nastiest, least-useful people
Oregonians are the worst of the worst. They are full of anger, bile, self-loathing and hatred for everything. What is wrong with Oregonians?
Oregonians are permanently depressed. It is a genetic and environmental malady that has no cure.
#2 Aug 21, 2010
In spades in Oregon...from CNN:
"With the jobless rate standing stubbornly close to 10%, it's tough not to wonder if high unemployment could be a long-term fixture of the American economy. With little to no hiring in the private sector, it almost seems like the only new jobs out there are -- well, devoting the day to finding a job. The Obama administration has been speaking out against joblessness as the 'new normal,' saying the problem is cyclical.
Economists predict that unemployment will drop to 8.7% by end of next year, and by 2013, it will fall to 6.8%. Even if the predictions pan out, that's no easy target. A University of Maryland business professor this month told The New York Times that the economy would have to add 300,000 more workers a month over the next three years to get the jobless rate to fall to the administration's 2013 target.
Earlier this year, when the economy made a brief comeback by growing at a healthy 3%, it added fewer than 100,000 jobs a month. When the jobless rate will return to pre-recession levels of about 4.6%(as it was January 2007) remains to be seen."
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