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Oregon's jobless rate ranks fourth in nation

Oregon's unemployment rate is now tied with California's for fourth-highest in the nation.
/ Source: KMTR-TV

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon's unemployment rate is now tied with California's for fourth-highest in the nation. National statistics released Friday put the jobless rate in the two states at 11.9 percent. Oregon's rate has been around 12 percent for five months. Michigan continues to have the nation's highest unemployment rate: 15 percent. Rhode Island is at 12.7 percent, Nevada at 12.5 percent. The West has the nation's highest regional unemployment rate, 10.5 percent, while the Northeast has the lowest, 8.7 percent. Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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