Unemployment at 8 percent in Lane County (3)
An area that saw a huge amount of growth in jobs was the hospitality/leisure industry. According to the Employment Department, between July 2012 and July 2013, 900 jobs were added.
Lisa Lawton, Director of Community Relations for Travel Lane County, was excited about the fact that the industry she markets was able to contribute to the economy.
“We’re extremely pleased to see such positive job growth in the leisure and hospitality industry," Lawton said. "Clearly, visitors are creating a demand for food service and accommodations.”