Local numbers are released
The Oregon Employment Department has released its latest monthly figures.
According to Washington County Workforce Analyst Emily Starbuck, Washington County's unemployment rate slipped to 3.3 percent in May, which is a 0.1 percentage point drop from last month.
More impressively employers in Washington County added 3,700 jobs in the last 12 months.
The transportation and warehousing industry have led the employment growth, with manufacturing adding the most jobs.
A legislative mandate requiring a reclassification of home care workers is the reason there's been a decline in government employment.
About 1,300 home care workers in the county were moved from the category of state government to private health care.
To learn more, click on one of these links: Starbuck's Washington County report; Lynn Wallis' Clackamas County report; WEA's economic indicators; and/or Christian Kaylor's Portland report.