Oregon is now tied with South Carolina for 6th worst unemployment rate in the nation.
Despite adding 4/10ths of a percent in jobs in November, Oregon unemployment rose a tenth of a percent from October.
Here's Oregon's 2010 unemployment figures through November according to Bureau of Labor Statistics reports:
January - 10.7%
February - 10.5%
March - 10.6%
April - 10.6%
May - 10.6%
June - 10.5%
July - 10.6%
August - 10.6%
September - 10.5%
October - 10.5%
November - 10.6%
The only good news overall was that November 2010 unemployment was a tenth of a percent better than November 2009 unemployment (10.7%).
In terms of unemployment in other states, Oregon rose from 7th worst state in October to a tie for 6th worst state in November. Again, 43 states are doing better in employing their labor force than Oregon.
The national unemployment average in November was 9.8%.