'Slow recovery from the recession': LaneCo unemployment at 8%

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Unemployment at 8 percent in Lane County (2)
Brian Rooney, an economist, believes that while not ideal, the figures need to be put in context. “The unemployment rate at 8 percent is still elevated from what we normally see here in Lane County, which can be anywhere from 5.5-6.5 percent," Rooney said. "This is really a very slow recovery from the recession.”