Pamela Ferrara - Special to the Salem Reporter

COLUMN: The pandemic shut-down hit low-wage workers and minorities the hardest

A graph showing the percent change in the Salem area’s private sector employment from Februay 2020. (Source: Oregon Employment Department) The pandemic-related shutdown of the economy will go into the record books with a lot of “firsts” and we’ve just seen another one. The unemployment rate in the Salem area[Read More…]