Tag Archives: Unemployment

Southern Oregon’s Unemployment Rates are Higher than Country’s Average

New statistics released by the State of Oregon Employment Department. Jackson County’s unemployment rate is 4.4%. This is one of the lowest in the state. Josephine County and Curry County are 5.5%. Klamath County is 5.8%. As of September 2018 over 77,000 people in Oregon are unemployed. This is 8,000 less than last year at […]
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U.S. adds 250,000 jobs, unemployment stays low

The unemployment rate stayed at 3.7 percent, a 49-year low, and the typical worker’s earnings rose by 3.1 percent, the biggest leap since 2009. Source: U.S. adds 250,000 jobs, unemployment stays low

September 2018 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

Benton and Hood River counties had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 3.0 percent in September 2018. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in September included Washington (3.2%), Wheeler (3.2%), and Multnomah (3.3%). Ten of Oregon’s counties had unemployment rates at or below the statewide unemployment rate of 3.8 percent and […]
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A double-edged sword

Jackson County’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained steady at 4.4 percent in September, marginally better than the 4.7 percent figure a year ago. The latest figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show a local annual job creation rate of 2.4 percent. “That’s a very low figure, really low for an area that still […]
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Central Oregon employers add jobs in September

Central Oregon continued to add jobs in September, a month that typically sees seasonal job losses, with most of the added jobs being found in Deschutes County, according to data released by the Oregon Employment Department. The growth will slow in 2019 as the lack of available workers affects employers, said Damon Runberg, Central Oregon […]
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Summer economy gives way to fall

Unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in September. Clatsop County’s economy transitioned from the busy summer season to a more locally based employment structure in September, according to state employment statistics. The county’s seasonally adjusted employment rate in September was 3.8 percent, a slight increase from August but one-half a percent lower than the year prior. […]
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Unemployment Looks Like 2000 Again. But Wage Growth Doesn’t. 

Trying to solve an economic mystery. Lots of measures are telling us that the United States labor market is doing well. In some cases, very well. Most prominently, the unemployment rate has fallen steadily over the last nine years. It dipped to 3.7 percent in September, and it has averaged 4 percent over the past year, the […]
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America has a record 7.1 million job openings, making it an especially advantageous time to ask for a raise.

The United States had 7,136,000 million job openings in August and 6,234,000 unemployed people. The United States has a record number of job openings, another sign workers have greater opportunity to find better jobs, according to new data the Labor Department released Tuesday. Source: America has a record 7.1 million job openings, making it an especially advantageous […]
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Oregon Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.8 Percent in August

Oregon’s unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in August, the lowest rate since comparable records began in 1976. Oregon’s July unemployment rate was 3.9 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in both July and August. In August, the number of unemployed people dropped to 80,500, which is down from 88,000 in August 2017. The […]
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July 2018 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 2.7 percent in July 2018. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in July included Hood River (3.1%), Washington (3.2%), and Wheeler (3.3%). Eastern and Southern Oregon had higher unemployment rates in July 2018, which were still close to their record low unemployment […]
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