Data shows Malheur County jobless rate is better than state average

Restaurants were especially hard hit during the pandemic. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez) VALE – Malheur County has a lower unemployment rate than the state, but according to the Oregon Employment Department, that strong number likely doesn’t represent all groups equally.  A new report, “Disparate Impacts of the Pandemic Recession in Oregon,”[Read More…]

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Lawmakers OK Malheur County bills to open up more housing and retain local jobs

Legislation approved by the Oregon Legislature will allow, under very specific circumstances, construction of houses on low-grade farmland in Malheur County. (The Enterprise file) VALE – More housing will be available on marginal farmland and local government agencies will have to favor Malheur County residents when filling jobs after action[Read More…]

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