Now Playing:

Stand for independent journalism
and powerful storytelling.

contribute now OPB



Central Oregonian: More Jobs Left Vacant Statewide

As the unemployment rate continues to drop and more people find work, one might expect the number of job vacancies to decline.

It turns out that the opposite is true.

A recent job vacancy survey conducted by the Oregon Employment Department revealed that about 32,000 positions statewide remain unfilled as of the fall of 2013. The trend of declining unemployment and increased job vacancies has occurred since 2011 at which time there were six unemployed individuals per job vacancy. The ratio has since dropped to 3 to 1.

For more, please visit Pamplin Media Group

More News

More OPB

OPB has updated its privacy policy. You can find details here.