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Jobless rate falls to 7.3 percent -- Lincoln county’s lowest February reading in six years

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 26th, 2014

LINCOLN COUNTY — Employment rosters and the number of people looking for work dropped last month, in turn sending the jobless rate in Lincoln County to its lowest reading for February in six years.

The unemployment rate sank to 7.3 percent in February from 8.8 percent in February 2013, the Oregon Employment Department said Monday. The latest reading was the lowest for the month of February in Lincoln County since 2008 when it measured 5.3 percent.

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