Economy, Business, Finance & Labor

Oregon Employment Department

Lane and Douglas counties both saw an increase in unemployment rates last month.

KLCC’s Kira Hoffelmeyer has more.

Oregon homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments may qualify for assistance from a state program. 

Anna King

This year Washington farmers estimate they’ll harvest about 133 million boxes of apples. That’s up 15 percent over last year’s crop, but it won’t pluck the top record from the biggie 2014. The harvest is just now starting.

Micah Dougherty

With surveys and workshops, the City of Corvallis is conducting a visioning process to see what residents want for the future.  What's clear so far is the enthusiasm for downtown and a desire to preserve it.

worksource Oregon

Unemployment went up last month in Lane County. The rate rose from 4.8% in May to 5.5% in June.

Oregon Employment Department

Oregon’s unemployment rate went up slightly last month. The state employment department says it was 4.8 % in June. Nick Beleiciks, State Employment Economist, says the summer season is one factor.

John Rosman / OPB

As legalization of marijuana has spread, so have fears of large corporate ownership of the emerging cannabis industry. The sponsors of legalization initiatives have sought to prevent “Big Marijuana” from getting monopoly control and driving out small growers.

Recorded on: July 8th, 2016

Air Date: July 11th, 2016


  • Kim Thompson: Lane County Workforce Analyst, Oregon Employment Research Div.
  • Jennifer Adams: Director of Human Resources, Bulk Handling Systems
  • Becky DeWitt: Human Resource Manager, City of Eugene

Coordinator:  Mary Leighton

The past weeks' Olympic Trials were a massive undertaking. The 2021 World Championships will bring events at Hayward Field to another level. That's the goal for the nonprofit Track Town USA, which aspires to expand the sport nationally. Eugene is preparing to package its track enthusiasm and deliver it to other cities.

Rachael McDonald

People on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, can get more for their money at the Lane County Farmers Market.