Oregon's unemployment rate increased slightly in June, according to an Oregon Employment Department report issued Tuesday.
The state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 8.5 percent in June, up from 8.4 percent in May.
A reduction of 1,200 government jobs between May and June drove much of the increase. Overall, the state had a net increase of 1,700 jobs in the one-month span.
According to the report, the state added 1,700 trade and transportation jobs, and 900 manufacturing jobs, from May to June.
This time last year, Oregon's unemployment rate was 9.6 percent. The state has added 15,900 nonfarm jobs over the last 12 months, Employment Department data shows.
The unemployment rate has held between 8.4 percent and 8.8 percent since January.
Even worse news for women: What new jobs are created go mostly to men.