Southern Oregon's unemployment rate is lower than before the recession hit

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Jackson County has seen the second fastest growth in job infrastructure in the state of Oregon, coming in second only to the city of Sisters.

"As we have growth you're going to see more congestion, things like that, so you'll see a lot of construction going on and while that's a positive sign it can be inconvenient," said Matt Brinkley, City of Medford Planning Director.

It's no secret that national chains have their eye on Southern Oregon.

Restaurants and retail stores have submitted more applications for business licences and land acquisitions in 2018, than in the last five years.

This means more job opportunities for residents as well as a demand for a larger workforce.

The city of Medford, along with the surrounding areas plan to continue their economic expansion.

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