Oregon Employment Dept. report – jobs in August. In September, job losses were estimated in professional and business services (-60); manufacturing (-50); and leisure and hospitality (-30). Private education and health services employment rose by 50 jobs in September. Gains of 20 jobs were tallied in both construction and Indian tribal local government. Total government employment rose by 160 jobs over the month with a seasonally expected increase of 150 jobs in local government education accounting for most of the rise. Over the year total payroll employment fell by 1,490 jobs, a drop of 6.5 percent. The largest decline, accounting for about one-quarter of total job losses, was in leisure and hospitality (-360). Job losses were widespread outside of a few jobs gained over the year in federal government (+40) and general merchandise stores (+20). Sectors with job loss also included retail trade (-180); private education and health services (-120); professional and business services (-80); manufacturing (-70) and construction (-40). Government employment fell by 490 over the year with losses estimated in local education (-160) and Indian tribal local government (-250). Curry County gained 30 payroll jobs in September. Local government education gained 110 jobs over the month. Professional and business services also added 20 jobs. Industries losing jobs over the month were leisure and hospitality (-40); construction (-30): and federal government (-20). Over the year, total payroll employment fell by 740 jobs, or a decline of 10.5 percent. Industries shedding the most jobs since September 2019 were leisure and hospitality (-330); manufacturing (-80); retail trade (-80); financial activities (-50); and health care (-50). Government employment declined by 100 jobs over the year with losses mostly in local government.