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Lincoln County jobless rate plunges to 7.5 percent in December

Modified: Monday, Jan 27th, 2014

NEWPORT The unemployment rate in Lincoln County sank to 7.5 percent in December from 8.7 percent in December 2012, according to data released this morning by the Oregon Employment Department.

The most recent jobless reading was the lowest since September 2008 when the unemployment rate also measured 7.5 percent.

Statewide, the unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent in December from 8.3 percent in December 2012.

Contact reporter Wyatt Haupt Jr. at 541-265-8571, ext. 240, or wyatt@newportnewstimes.com.

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