Unemployment in Central Oregon remains steady

Unemployment rates in Central Oregon remained steady in April. According to the Oregon Employment Department, Deschutes County’s unemployment rate was at 4-point 2 percent, Crook County at 6-point 1 percent and Jefferson County at 5-point 5 percent unemployment. Job growth slowed some in the region although construction remains strong.


R.L. has won numerous local, state, and national awards for his news coverage and community involvement. He is in the Oregon Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame as a 2004 Heritage Broadcaster of the Year. Over his 38-year career he has been a mainstay in the Central Oregon media.