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Oregon's unemployment rate nears 11 percent
The Portland Business Journal ^ | March 16, 2009

Posted on 03/22/2009 8:25:07 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Oregon’s unemployment rate increased to 10.8 percent in February from 9.8 percent in January, according to data released Monday by the Oregon Employment Department.

That’s more than 2 percent points higher than the national unemployment rate of 8.1 percent.

Oregon now has the second-highest unemployment rate in the country, behind only Michigan (11.6 percent).

(Excerpt) Read more at portland.bizjournals.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: obamasfault

1 posted on 03/22/2009 8:25:07 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

Hope they are glad they voted for Obama’s change.


2 posted on 03/22/2009 8:26:52 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Clintonfatigued

Love the comments.


3 posted on 03/22/2009 8:27:34 AM PDT by csmusaret (You can't spell Democrat without R-A-T.)
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To: KansasGirl

Chains we can believe in!


4 posted on 03/22/2009 8:28:22 AM PDT by MarkeyD (OBAMA. Chains we can believe in!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Most of them are Democrats, so this is progress.


5 posted on 03/22/2009 8:28:46 AM PDT by gorilla_warrior (Liberalism is a hate crime that can no longer be tolerated.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Hard times in OBama's eco-topia. Too bad they killed off the lumber industry, maybe there would be a few more jobs still around.
6 posted on 03/22/2009 8:29:33 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Clintonfatigued

Well at least the unemployed have plenty of new beaches to play on now that the sea levels have fallen back to normal.


7 posted on 03/22/2009 8:30:25 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (R,,, D,,,,, We need T!!!!!!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

There should be new jobs opening in DC to help clear the tumbleweeds that are blowing around the halls of the Treasury Dept.


8 posted on 03/22/2009 8:31:17 AM PDT by Roccus (The Capitol, the White House, the Court house.....................America's Axis of Evil!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving group!


9 posted on 03/22/2009 8:31:17 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Clintonfatigued

Hey lefties, How’s that Chane thing working for ya??


10 posted on 03/22/2009 8:35:21 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: gorilla_warrior

For years the U. of Oregon, and UO Law School have been churing out thousands of good little liberals. They were broadcast into a society that was hard-working and entrepreneurial. The newcomers, including many Californians and East Coast red diaper babies blocked industry, especially anything having to do with national defense; they crushed the logging industry, and attacked the fishing industry. They hate the ranchers. They circumscribed the growth of Portland in the name of their Green God. Now what is left? No industry to speak of. The thousands of lawyers are scrambling for people to sue, and that well has jut about come up dry. It is surprising that unemployment is not higher. There are just so many Starbucks a state can stand.


11 posted on 03/22/2009 8:36:08 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’m sure it’s Bush’s fault.

Couldn’t have happened to a finer group of liberal kooks. You reap what you sow.


12 posted on 03/22/2009 8:37:53 AM PDT by NoobRep
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To: Clintonfatigued

Portland and Salem have always been anti business for some strange reason.


13 posted on 03/22/2009 8:39:15 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Clintonfatigued
Not to worry. The sheeple will blame “greedy” businesses who refuse to pay taxes (sacrifice their profits) to support the green, socialist ideal for their problems. If only we would all be selfless, we would live in a land of milk and honey. [/sarc]

We are being sold such a load of crap, it boggles the mind. Joseph Goebbels had nothing on the current crop of propagandists and their stodge's in the academic, scientific, and (yes) business communities. Green is good, “dirty” oil is bad. Taxes are good, “profit” is bad. Illegals are good—even patriotic; enforcement of immigration laws is “un-American”. And above all, take on debt to live beyond your means. I believe this is partially to stimulate the economy and partially to keep the sheeple off balance. We will reap the whirlwind, I fear—I only hope that most virtuous among us will emerge unscathed.

14 posted on 03/22/2009 8:39:35 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

They quote CA at 10.1%, but we just got the Feb CA report and it’s 10.5%. We’re nippin’ at your heels, Huskies!

I wonder how many states will be above 10% (yeah I know that’s an arbitrary number) before it’s all done, or how many will break their modern-day records.

The CA record is 11% in 1982-1983. A guy in this article about the latest CA numbers thinks we’ll break 11% and stay there a while.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/21/MNUG16K6Q6.DTL&hw=unemployment&sn=004&sc=293


15 posted on 03/22/2009 8:39:45 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Clintonfatigued

But fear not, Oregon is going to lead the green job revolution.

They just haven’t told the dolts that a green job is the pc term for an unemployed tree-planting volunteer.


16 posted on 03/22/2009 8:40:07 AM PDT by nhwingut (,)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Oregon’s unemployment rate nears 11 percent”

When you have an anti-business climate, do not be surprised when your unemployment goes up. I offer my Countys’ 13 + percent unemployment as an example.


17 posted on 03/22/2009 8:40:42 AM PDT by Grunthor (All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.)
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To: jiggyboy

Doh the Huskies are in Washington.


18 posted on 03/22/2009 8:40:54 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Clintonfatigued
They may have to invent a recipe for Spotted Owl to survive on.
19 posted on 03/22/2009 8:41:44 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: KansasGirl
"Hope they are glad they voted for Obama’s change."

I live in Portland, I am part of the conservative minority on the western half of the state.. and myself.. Unemployed.

I can tell you.. there are people here when you talk about Obama in a negative way.. they bring up George Bush. If you bring up on stupid things the congress is doing.. They bring up George Bush. It never ends.

Obama is still the answer to the progressives in Western Oregon and Washington. But in the Eastern Half.. I hear allot of Pffftts when you mention Obama...

20 posted on 03/22/2009 8:42:14 AM PDT by Kitanis
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To: jiggyboy

California was in much better shape going into the early 80’s recession. Breaking 11% seems like a given, I just hoping it doesn’t break 15. California used to build things like cars and planes. For the last 5 years, it seems like most of the jobs revolved around churning out a bunch of crappy tract homes.


21 posted on 03/22/2009 8:45:07 AM PDT by MrShoop
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To: Clintonfatigued

Geesh... Remeber those bad old days from 2002-2006 when Bush and a GOP congress were in power?

4-5% unemployemnt, DOW at 12-14,000...

Then Pelosi and Reid CHANGED it all in 2007. And it’s been so great since.


22 posted on 03/22/2009 8:46:12 AM PDT by nhwingut (,)
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To: Melchior

You bring up some good points.

Too bad when people like you and I present them around Portland.. your looked at as something that is a obstructive influence on Portland and the state.


23 posted on 03/22/2009 8:47:30 AM PDT by Kitanis
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To: Kitanis

For the actual unemployment numbers in Oregon, see

http://www.employment.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/BUDGET/UI/current/102.pdf

The unemployment office paided out $51,000,000+ just last week.


24 posted on 03/22/2009 8:53:12 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: KansasGirl
Hope they are glad they voted for Obama’s change.

Nah, this cult dimwits don't even know they are in trouble. Just collect unemployment forever. King Obama's promise. Live of the rich. Kalifornia is doing it and they must love it.

25 posted on 03/22/2009 8:55:15 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

26 posted on 03/22/2009 8:57:42 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Kitanis

The liberal mindset when confronted by someone willing to debate ,and who has command of facts, is to first impugn the intelligence of the opponent, next swear a lot, and finally run away. The number of overeducated morons in Portland is truly astonishing. I can’t figure out what most do to survive, and I can only assume they are living off their parents — who probably lived off their parents.


27 posted on 03/22/2009 8:58:20 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: Clintonfatigued
Shed no tears for the people of Oregon.

They have been pushing and fighting and clawing for socialism for decades.

They wanted to put their arms around a real Marxist and now they have him.

They are better than the rest of us because they know how government is supposed to work.

Reap what you sow.

28 posted on 03/22/2009 9:07:39 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: gorilla_warrior

You’re wrong about that. There is a strong, almost pioneer spirit still rife in Oregon. Until I moved to southern Oregon I never saw so many ‘get the U.S. out of the U.N.’ signs posted on peoples’ property. Unfortunately, in the population centers of Portland, Salem and Eugene there are many, many Democrats and they dilute the vote of eastern and southern Oregon which is mainly rural and remains a bastion of independence and conservative thinking. In fact there is still a strong contingent that believes southern Oregon and the northernmost parts of California should secede from their respective states and form a new state called Jefferson. It’s not a new idea, but it still has merit.


29 posted on 03/22/2009 9:13:41 AM PDT by NEWSHOUND
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To: Clintonfatigued

Maybe those radical Oregonians will finally learn that Communism serves only the government - NOT THE PEOPLE!


30 posted on 03/22/2009 9:14:44 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: Kitanis

Yeah, that 4% unemployment under Bush must have been terrible now that everything there is so great.

Wait a few years...


31 posted on 03/22/2009 9:16:51 AM PDT by bill1952 (Power is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority; Clintonfatigued

“Shed no tears for the people of Oregon.

They have been pushing and fighting and clawing for socialism for decades.”

No. I lived in Oregon for 50 years. We Oregonians pushed for no such thing. We were invaded, just like the rest of the country is being invaded by foreign socialists, by socialists from other states who now rule Oregon.


32 posted on 03/22/2009 9:20:06 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority

My old office buddy had a son who got into a relationship with some girl from Oregon. About six months into it...she was preg. He decided to marry her...luckily he was within twelve months of finishing college. She delivers the kid...they stay there in the San Fransisco area where he has a fairly good paying technical job. My buddy goes out to California and then goes on up to Oregon to meet the in-laws. They are all welfare cases...living in some town reminded him of eastern Kentucky. No one in the family makes more than $15k a year max. He begins to note (he’s an retired intel guy with the Air Force)...that the majority of family members have a mental disease of various types.

Two years pass...then the wife says to the husband...they got to move to Oregon...to get back with her family. He explains that jobs pay well in San Fransisco. Why leave? She demands that they leave. He tries looking around Portland...where he’d have to take a 50 percent pay cut but this would make the Oregon wife happy....but it doesn’t. She wants to be in the middle of nowhere...with her family. Two months later...she takes off with the kid and moves there on her own. He goes up and spends two weeks...trying to explain to the wife about their situation and asking how they can make it in the middle of nowhere...and her response was that he could take a job with local lumber company (remember...this is a technical geek).

At that point, he realized that she was totally nuts. He filed for divorce and settled for her keeping the kid...figuring that child services would eventually call him anyway (they did...eighteen months later). So he has the kid, and this ex-wife is sitting there in Oregon with the rest of them.

Its hard to judge why so many people have a far and unusual attitude in Oregon. It may be that most of them are potheads...doped up constantly...or just some kind of mental type...who knows.


33 posted on 03/22/2009 9:23:38 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Clintonfatigued

Oregon voted for zer0, they can all go to hell.


34 posted on 03/22/2009 9:33:00 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (FUBO Kenyan Usurper - "Don't Tread On Me!!!")
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To: AuntB

I remember the bumper stickers “Don’t Californicate Oregon”


35 posted on 03/22/2009 9:39:46 AM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: TexasTransplant

Yep. We tried. We lost.


36 posted on 03/22/2009 9:41:53 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The change they didn’t hope for has arrived. May the Oreglibs sink further into oblivion. They asked for it.


37 posted on 03/22/2009 9:46:18 AM PDT by Paulus Invictus
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To: pepsionice

“So he has the kid, and this ex-wife is sitting there in Oregon with the rest of them.”

Incredible story.

Thanks for posting!

-BV in LA


38 posted on 03/22/2009 9:52:22 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: pepsionice

Your story reminds me of my last marriage out in the timber country of Washington. There are people who are satisfied to live that sort of lifestyle, and vote Demoncrat to keep at least a few benefits flowing.


39 posted on 03/22/2009 9:56:52 AM PDT by hunter112 (SHRUG - Stop Hussein's Radical Utopian Gameplan!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Actually Oregon is a microcosm of what the Democrats want to do nationally.

1. Destroy the timber industry
2. Invest in expensive, alternative energy
3. Tax business into oblivion to drive them out of the state
4. Generous welfare benefits for Obama voters that don’t want to work


40 posted on 03/22/2009 9:58:19 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Yes, Gorbachev is better than Obama. At least Gorbachev admitted he was a Communist)
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To: AuntB

I feel your pain:) Colorado is moving in the same direction. The freak eco uber liberals from the Boulder area are pushing further south and we are also seeing a lot of Kalifornians invading. Even my dogs understand not to shit where they sleep, but liberals haven’t quite figured out that concept.


41 posted on 03/22/2009 10:02:44 AM PDT by ebersole
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To: AuntB

Roget that “B”, I moved to Oregon 20 years ago, I’ve noticed the change in those 20 years.

Buy gold and ammo!

Be Ever vigilant!


42 posted on 03/22/2009 10:07:21 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: ebersole

LOL! So. Oregon became so liberal that I moved to the more conservative No. Kalifornia. Hard to believe, but true.


43 posted on 03/22/2009 10:13:04 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: AuntB
Oh my moving to Kalifornia to escape the liberal invasion!!! If El Paso county becomes liberal, CO will be primarily liberal. We'd be surrounded by the north (Denver) and south (Pueblo)with the only escape route to the east into Kansas!
44 posted on 03/22/2009 10:34:01 AM PDT by ebersole
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To: MarkeyD
Chains we can believe in!

LOL! Welcome to my world, Marxist Michigan.

45 posted on 03/22/2009 10:36:55 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Clintonfatigued

if they returned all illegal aliens to their home country, what would the unemployment rate be??


46 posted on 03/22/2009 11:21:24 AM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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