Workers pour concrete on the western approach to the new bridge for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project. The project, at 76 percent complete, has reached a new milestone by creating 10,298 jobs and providing a record $153 million in contracts to Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms.
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More jobs are expected to follow best job growth in nearly a decade
The largest monthly gain in jobs in Oregon a little under a decade has put a slight dent in the state’s high unemployment rate, but new long term projections expect even more of a positive jolt to the economy with a 15 percent increase in employment over 10 years.