The state’s unemployment rate held steady in July at 3.5%, the same rate it was in June. That mirrors the nation’s unemployment rate. Both Oregon and U.S. employment rates have stayed near that level over the past five months, near record lows, according to OED.
For now, states are passing their own bills. Oregon’s supports people who are welcoming a new child through birth, adoption or foster care, or who are ill or caring for sick family, with up to 12 weeks of paid time off.