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Annual Report Program Year 2016 Now Available

February 11, 2018

 

 

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Greetings Economic Indicators fans!

Key takeaways from this month’s indicators are:

- The year-over-year unemployment rate decreased in Curry County and held steady in Coos and Douglas counties. Curry County experienced a record-low unemployment rate for the third straight month.

- All three counties experienced year-over-year growth in total nonfarm employment levels. 

- This edition’s Graph of the Month:  Check out “South Coast...

A recent report shows Southwestern Oregon is on the precipice of a crisis-level nursing shortage brought upon by increased access to health care, an aging workforce, and a lack of educational capacity to train new nurses.

Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board (SOWIB) Program Manager Kyle Stevens alerted the board about the local impacts of the national nursing shortage.

The shortage, reported at SOWIB’s Aug. 16 meeting,...