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 straig...

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 (...

BANDON — Neither rain nor wind could stop hundreds of bicyclists from gathering and participating in the first Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Festival held Saturday in Bandon.

The event, which celebrated the recently-developed Whiskey Run Bike Trails, offered visitors the ch...

June 11, 2018

COOS COUNTY — Oregon’s Bay Area is now home of the first and only medical assistant apprenticeship program.

Coos County has had the program for two months, but can already boast of six apprentices and Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board is behind it.

“Of cours...

May 14, 2018

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