Portland’s Unemployment Rate At 4.0 Percent In Demember

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly from 3.9 percent in November to 4.0 percent in December.

The Oregon Employment Department says almost 57,000 residents were unemployed last month, that’s over 9,000 more than a year ago.

Nonfarm employment rose by 5,700 jobs, and November’s estimates were revised up to a gain of 1,500 jobs.

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