Oregon’s jobless rate surged to 9.9% in January, the highest in a quarter century, as the state’s economy lost jobs in almost every major sector.

The Oregon Employment Department said the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose by 4.6 percentage points in the past 12 months. The rate jumped almost a full percentage point from 9% in December, when the state had the sixth-highest jobless rate in the nation. Comparisons for the January data are not yet possible because some states have yet to report results.

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