Oregon jobless rate flat in June

Published Jul 17, 2013 at 05:00AM

Oregon’s jobless rate inched up a 10th of a percentage point in June, and hiring was weak.

The State Employment Department said Tuesday the unemployment rate of 7.9 percent is essentially unchanged from the 7.8 percent reported in May.

The rate is based on a survey of households. Economists say such small changes are statistically insignificant until they show a trend over months.

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