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Malheur County unemployment worsens again as statewide numbers improve

While dine-in has opened back up in Malheur County, restaurants are still maintaining carry-out orders. Employment in the hospitality industry in Malheur County continues to drop. (The Enterprise/Kezia Setyawan)

The unemployment rate in Malheur County rose slightly in May, while the overall state rate dropped by 1 percentage point, according to Christopher Rich, regional economist with the state Employment Department.

The unemployment rate was 8 . . .

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