Author: Alma McCarty (KGW) OREGON, USA (KGW) — Two years ago, the pandemic forced closures and layoffs. Many filed for unemployment for the first time, trying to make ends meet while dealing all the other COVID-related challenges. Now, state economists ...

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon’s unemployment rate continues to drop. The Oregon Employment Department said the state’s unemployment rate in October was an unusually low 4.4%, down from 4.7% in September. Among the major industries, leisure and hospitality added over 3,000 ...

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon’s unemployment rate continues to drop. The Oregon Employment Department said the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% in September from 5.0% in August. Last month, 102,000 Oregonians were unemployed. “This is a remarkable improvement from the ...

As the federal pandemic unemployment benefits program expires, an estimated 7.5 million families could struggle to make ends meet, according to the Century Foundation, a progressive think tank. NBC News’ Ben Popken explains what’s next for families who received unemployment ...

(CNN) Many Americans are facing a new financial challenge. The helping hand from the U.S. government was aiding millions of households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic came to an end. The first weekend in September is bringing new challenges to ...

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore — Many restaurants across the Rogue Valley are struggling to stay afloat, with some closing or scaling back hours due to nationwide staffing shortages. BricktownE Brewing Company in downtown Medford, permanently closed its doors last Friday. In ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – As the economy opens up, leisure and hospitality jobs are on the rise in the Rogue Valley. The Oregon Employment Department said during May, total payroll employment rose by 1,000 jobs in Jackson County and 410 jobs ...

  WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fifth straight week to a new pandemic low. According to the U.S. Labor Department’s weekly numbers, jobless claims dropped by 20,000 last week ...

(NBC) – The U.S. jobs market is improving, slightly, according to the Labor Department. 406,000 people filed for first-time unemployment claims last week. This is well above the norms before the pandemic crisis began, but these numbers represent the closest ...

SALEM, Ore. – Work requirements for Oregonians receiving unemployment benefits are about to kick in again. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oregon Employment Department suspended work requirements for those receiving Regular Unemployment Insurance or Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation. Now, ...

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