Service sector employment is up nation wide…more signs of painfully slow but steady economic recovery
Non-manufacturing activity rose substantially in the month of February, a national trade group reporting that its hiring rate rose to the fastest pace in a year in the month just past. The story is in the Oregonian. Click here.
Although factory orders for manufactured goods dropped one percent in January, that part of the country’s economic recovery hasn’t stalled, according to experts, since overall manufacturing output remains only slightly below pre-recession levels. That story is also in the Oregonian. Click here.