Oregon experienced its largest one-month hiring boost in nearly 20 years in October. The Oregon Employment Department says 9,900 jobs were added. Still last month's unemployment rate remained flat at 7 percent.
David Cooke is an economist with the state Employment Department
Cooke: "We're seeing rapid employment growth, both from the payroll employment survey and the household survey. They're showing the same thing. But it looks like the labor force is expanding as more and more people jump into the labor market."