The Job Market Is Tighter Than You Think

One set of numbers shows a labor market in dire straits. Total employment, despite March’s jump, is still down 8.4 million from its pre-pandemic peak, on a par with the worst point of the 2007-09 recession and its aftermath. While the unemployment rate at 6% is lower...

County employers add jobs in March | Business

Employers in Douglas County added a net of 150 jobs in March, following a gain of 220 jobs in February and a loss of 30 in January, according to data released Tuesday by the Oregon Employment Department. Douglas County has gained back 69% of the jobs lost in April and...