Friday, June 19, 2015

Uneven Oregon Economic Recovery- Visual Sighting

As a kid I remember going on trips and seeing hundreds of logging trucks- on the main freeway, I5 but also on small roads trucks would be coming and going full of big timber (4+feet diameter).  This trip is young but I've only seen one logging truck and it looked like it was carrying pencils, they looked so small.  The rural towns seem equally affected with almost 1/2 of the storefronts closed up and the remainder needing serious work to maintain.  The oregon unemployment rate is inching towards 5%, but the rural counties are still close to 10%.   This is not an even recovery.