Thursday, February 04, 2010

Oregon Again #1--in Unemployment Claims Increase

The Associated Press reports that Oregon has again garnered the dubious distinction of leading the states in highest increase in jobless claims in the U.S.
Among the states, Oregon reported the largest increase in claims, with 4,336. Puerto Rico and Hawaii also reported increases.
And indeed, according to today's Oregon Employment Department release, Oregon's jobless claims went up almost 1% again last week, after climbing more than 1% just the week before.
More than 217,000 claimed benefits, up more than 2,000 from the previous week and more than 65,000 from the same time a year ago.
A tiny bit of positive news is that the average unemployment check dropped $2.00 from the week before's $295.43 to last week's $293.39.

H/T Drudge Report


OregonGuy said...

The good news is, we're increasing taxes on Oregon businesses so that we can spend more money on Green Technology!

T. D. said...


As you so clearly point out again and again on your blog, Oregon's pixie dust industry will bring us out of this.

As happened in Massachusetts where the state is losing money and jobs in green industry. Oh, well.