first_imgPORTLAND — Oregon’s record-low jobless rate has fallen again.The state Employment Department said Tuesday the unemployment rate for April was 3.7 percent, a slight drop from March’s record-low rate of 3.8 percent.The agency said gains were widespread among major industries, with government among the few sectors to shed jobs.The unemployment rate at this time last year was 5 percent. Over the past year, construction has been the fastest-growing industry, followed by transportation, warehousing and utilities.Another unemployment measure, known as U-6, fell to 8 percent in April — down from 10.4 percent a year ago. The figure includes discouraged workers who stopped looking as well as part-time workers who want but can’t get full-time jobs.last_img read more