Continued Misery, Not Recovery

Issue Brief
December 12, 2003By Jeff Thompson Download PDF

November Employment Figures Show Job Market Still Has a Long Way to Go

Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP) analysis of the new figures released today by the Oregon Employment Department shows that the recent decreases in the unemployment rate are due primarily to workers dropping out of the labor market, rather than a return of job growth. Oregon must still create 159,000 jobs to overcome the damage from the 2001 recession.

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