>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

La Grande Observer print edition

view all La Grande Observer print publications »

La Grande Observer Daily Paper 07/25/14

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.

Subscribe


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow Jobs outlook brightens in Wallowa County

Jobs outlook brightens in Wallowa County

Unemployment rate drops to 11.8% in April compared to 14.3% in March

Unemployment fell a little in Union County in April, and took a healthy downward dip in Wallowa County, according to preliminary figures from the Oregon Employment Department.

Union County joblessness inched downward in April to 9.2 percent, compared to 10.3 percent in March.

Wallowa County unemployment improved to 11.8 percent, compared to 14.3 percent in March.

Overall job numbers in Union County held steady, with a total of 9,780 non-farm jobs filled. Non-farm employment in Union County tallied 9,790 in March. In April 2011, the Union County job count stood at 9,760.

By employment sector, retail trade and trade, transportation and utilities showed the most gains, adding 30 jobs apiece in Union County in April of this year. Jobs in retail trade totaled 1,370 in April. Trade, transportation and utilities had 2,100.

Union County’s closely watched manufacturing sector, which includes wood products and recreational vehicle manufacturing, shed 20 jobs between April and March. However, employment in manufacturing is holding steady in year-to-year totals. In April 2012, the sector employed 1,040 people, a number identical with that of April 2011.

Wallowa County added 50 non-farm jobs in April, bringing the total to 2,170. Government accounted for a big portion of the gain, adding 20 positions. Most other employment sectors added a few jobs or showed no change.

Elsewhere in the region, Baker County’s unemployment rate came in at 9.8 percent for April. In Grant County the rate was 14.6 percent and, in Umatilla County, it was 8.2 percent.

In Oregon for April, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.5 percent, down a bit from 8.6 percent in March.

In the United States, seasonally adjusted unemployment registered 7.7 percent, an improvement over March’s 8.4 percent.

 
blog comments powered by Disqus
News
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Opinion
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Features
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
Classifieds
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

LaGrandeObserver.com works best with the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Apple Safari

kamagra contrareembolso viagra-in-italia ventes cialis andorre sildenafil generico in italia acheter cialis sur internet levitra tarif viagra 50mg rezeptfrei viagra sous h viagra livraison h vente viagra libre kamagra entrega rapida 5dias cialis per nachnahme il cialis cenerico fa male cialis generika deutschland acquisto viagra senza ricetta viagra tous les jours viagra senza ricetta in farmacia cialis generika apotheke levitra farmaco viagra etat unis pharmacy viagra generic acquistare levitra osta viagra viagra livraison france cialis generico paypal viagra rezeptfrei erfahrungen expclinic cialis achat viagra 100mg viagra ricetta ripetibile sito sicuro per acquisto viagra super active