Oregon Employment Dept. release – South Coast Employment Slips Over the Year – Coos County total payroll employment fell by 40 jobs in April. Job gains were small but noted in several industries. Those adding jobs included leisure and hospitality (+40); manufacturing (+30); construction (+20); and professional and business services (+20). Transportation, warehousing, and utilities employment declined by 20 jobs in April. Government employment fell by 110 jobs over the month. A loss of 130 jobs in local government education was slightly countered by the 20 jobs added in non-education and tribal local government. Since April 2023, Coos County has lost 160 payroll jobs, a decline of 0.7%. The largest job losses occurred in professional and business services, down by 230 jobs. Other industries with jobs losses included transportation, warehousing, and utilities (-60); retail trade (-40); leisure and hospitality (-30); and information (-20). Government employment rose by 150 jobs over the year with local government excluding education and tribal (+110), and Indian tribal (+60) accounting for the gain. Curry County payroll employment climbed by 50 jobs in April. Leisure and hospitality added 50 jobs, the only published sector with a notable employment gain. Over the past year, Curry County lost 260 payroll employment jobs. Industries showing job losses since April 2023 included retail trade (-100); leisure and hospitality (-100); construction (-30); and private education and health services (-20).