Oregon sheds jobs in August; jobless rate tops 4 percent

Oregon’s unemployment rate has topped 4 percent for the first time in months.

The state Employment Department said Tuesday the jobless rate for August was 4.1 percent, up from 3.8 percent a month earlier. Leisure and hospitality and government were the hardest-hit industries, with both shedding more than 3,000 jobs.

By The Associated Press

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