Oregon’s unemployment rate rose 0.1% to 12% in April, the smallest gain in eleven months, according to the state’s Employment Department.

Oregon’s jobless rate has more than doubled in the past year, rising from 5.6% in April 2008, an average of a half percentage point increase every month. That rate is now the second-highest in the nation after Michigan’s. The current rate is more than three percentage points above the national average of 8.9%.

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