Unemployment at 8 percent in Lane County (4)
Traci Johnston Ruiz can't find a job.
“I network, I’m on the computer daily looking for work, and I get an interview every few weeks, but for some reason I’m not catching a job," she said. "I’ve been looking for work since December."
She's not alone: The unemployment rate in Lane County rose slightly in July, up to 8 percent from 7.9 in June, according to the Oregon Employment Department.