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Oregon Jobs Bouncing Back

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Two recent reports show a building strength in the Oregon economy. 

This week the Employment Departmentannounced a dip in the unemployment rate to 6.7%, its lowest level in more than six years. 

Just before that report emerged, a job vacancy survey also showed growth. 

But there are some qualifiers to each. 

State economist Jessica Nelson joins us to explain. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.