Oregon's Jobless Rate Holds Steady In April
Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in April at 5.5 percent.
The state's seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment was essentially unchanged in April, after a revised gain of 6,700 jobs in March.
Construction added 1,300 jobs in April as it embarked on its springtime uptrend.
In completely unrelated news...
Unauthorized Immigrant Share of Oregon Resident Employment in 2005
Low estimate: 63,200 unauthorized immigrants employed / 1,745,811 total = 3.6%
High estimate: 83,200 unauthorized immigrants employed / 1,745,811 total = 4.8%
Oregon’s total resident employment in 2005 was estimated at 1,745,811. unauthorized immigrants comprised between 3.6 percent and 4.8 percent of Oregon’s employed residents in 2005.
All of these numbers come from the Oregon employement department although the illegal alien numbers are from last year so they have no doubt increased by now. Oregon employement also points out that their estimates are considerably lower than other generally excepted numbers of illegal aliens.
Oregonians would like to have those construction jobs!