Bulletin Staff Report

Unemployment rates in Central Oregon remained largely unchanged in September, although job growth rebounded modestly, the state reported Tuesday.

“Although rates of growth remain slower than this time last year, the region continues to add jobs and unemployment levels are unchanged,” according to the Oregon Employment Department.

The Deschutes County jobless rate remained at 4.2%, where it’s been for three years. Job gains came in health care, construction, retail trade and leisure and hospitality. Professional and businesses services showed a small drop.

The unemployment rate in Crook County remained at 5.6%. Jefferson County’s jobless rate held steady at 5.4%.

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