Clark County’s unemployment rate was 5.2 percent in April, four-tenths of a point higher than a year ago and a tenth of a percentage point lower than March, the state Employment Security Department announced.Year-over-year overall job growth in the county was up 3,100 jobs, or 1.9 percent.That’s a slower pace of growth in the county compared with the four previous years, “but still pretty healthy,” said Scott Bailey, the department’s Southwest Region economist. Also, Bailey said, the county’s pace of growth mirrors the slowing of the Portland area overall, “and we’re a part of that.”Bailey said the slowing in Clark County can’t be attributed to a single job sector or two. While construction employment has slowed, for example, it’s still robust.“It’s gone from insanely rapid

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