Lane County’s Labor Trends – February 2015

Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Drops to Six-Year Low

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.0 percent in November to 6.7 percent in December, the lowest level since August 2008, right before the worst days of the financial crisis which led to the Great Recession.  Click link below to read more.

Oregon’s Corrections Industry

In 2013, the State of Oregon employed more than 67,000 workers in the government sector.  About 11 percent of those jobs were attributed to Oregon’s correctional industry.  This issue of Oregon Labor Trends has several articles about the demand for corrections jobs and the skill sets needed.

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