Tag Archives: Unemployment Rate

Unemployment rates drop in Northeast Oregon counties

Union County’s unemployment rate, which at the height of lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic was among the worst in Oregon, dropped almost 6 percentage points in June and now is at 11%, according to the latest data from the Oregon Employment Department. The rate was 16.9% in May. Source: Unemployment rates drop in Northeast […]
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Report shows that jobless numbers were significant in April for Malheur County, trimmed back in May

Accommodation and food services, health care and social assistance, manufacturing, retail trade and construction accounted for most of initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits in eastern Oregon since March 15. This information was included in a report for May and June by Christopher Rich, regional economist. Source: Report shows that jobless numbers were significant in […]
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June 2020 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

In June 2020, all 36 of Oregon’s counties experienced over-the-month decreases in their unemployment rates. In 16 of Oregon’s 36 counties, unemployment rates dropped by 3 percentage points or more. Clatsop County experienced the largest over-the-month decrease at 8.1 percentage points. Counties with the smallest percentage point changes in their unemployment rates since May 2020 […]
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Central Oregon jobs rise in Phase 2

Central Oregon’s unemployment rates dropped in June, recovering about a third of the jobs lost in March and April during the COVID-19 business shutdown, according to the state employment department. But the employment picture is far from perfect and below levels before the pandemic, according to a report prepared by Damon Runberg, Oregon Employment Department […]
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Oregon recovers nearly one-third of jobs lost since April

Oregon’s unemployment rate lowered to 11.2%, in line with national statistics. Oregon has recovered almost a third of the jobs lost in March and April, according to a news release from the Oregon Employment Department. Oregon added 56,000 jobs in June, not including farming. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon recovers nearly one-third of jobs […]
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Oregon has recovered a third of the jobs it lost to the pandemic

The number of new claims being filed is still running at twice the rate it was before the pandemic – suggesting the state’s labor market remains historically weak. Source: Oregon has recovered a third of the jobs it lost to the pandemic

Oregon recovers nearly one-third of jobs lost since April

Oregon’s unemployment rate lowered to 11.2%, in line with national statistics. Source: Oregon recovers nearly one-third of jobs lost since April

Opinion | The Fed is raising dire economic warnings. But they will go unheeded.

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. When creating the illusion of recovery is all that matters. We’re now learning that the Fed is […]
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US adds 4.8 million jobs as unemployment rate falls to 11.1%

The nation has now recovered roughly one-third of the 22 million jobs it lost to the pandemic recession. U.S. employers added a substantial 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%, as the job market improved for a second straight month, yet still remained far short of regaining the colossal losses […]
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These numbers show that black and white people live in two different Americas

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Numbers can help put American racism in perspective. And here is what the numbers say: The United […]
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