6.7 Percent Unemployment in Klamath County for May 2019; 6.3 percent in Lake county

6.7 Percent Unemployment in Klamath County for May 2019; 6.3 percent in Lake county

Seasonal hiring this spring was stronger than typically expected as businesses ramp up for the busy summer season. The unemployment rate remains little changed over the past year for both Klamath and Lake counties; however, levels of unemployment are quite low for the region.

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Sorting line keeps curbside recycling in Klamath Falls [VIDEO]

Sorting line keeps curbside recycling in Klamath Falls [VIDEO]

“The word recycle has grown to mean many different things today,” said Ron Moe Executive Director at REACH Inc. “It’s grown here at REACH, we dedicate ourselves to the reusability and recycling of the Klamath Basins reusable items.”

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UPDATE: iQor to layoff all employees and close facility

UPDATE: iQor to layoff all employees and close facility

Today, iQor issued letters to its Klamath Falls employees stating that all employees are expected to be terminated and that the facility will close by August 30. In a letter obtained by KFN it states, “by August 30, 2019 that the entire facility will be closed and all employees at the facility will be impacted. This closure is expected to be permanent.”

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Most Oregon Employers Have Fewer than 20 Employees

Most Oregon Employers Have Fewer than 20 Employees

Nine out of 10 private-sector firms in Oregon had fewer than 20 employees in March 2018. Six out of 10 employed fewer than five. Despite their quantity, smaller firms collectively account for a much smaller share of overall employment than their larger counterparts.

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Lowest on Record: Oregon Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.8% in August

Lowest on Record: Oregon Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.8% in August

Oregon’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in August, which was Oregon’s lowest unemployment rate since comparable records began in 1976. Oregon’s July unemployment rate was 3.9 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in both July and August.

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Employment in South Central Oregon: December 2017

Employment in South Central Oregon: December 2017

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained little changed at 5.9 percent in December compared to 6.0 percent in November. The rate was essentially unchanged from this time last year when it was 6.3 percent. Klamath County shed 220 jobs in in December, fairly typical losses for this time of year.

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