The average unemployment rate for Oregonians age 25 and older was 5.6 percent in 2014. Educational attainment level is a big factor in the likelihood of an adult holding a job, with higher educational experience leading to lower unemployment. The unemployment rate for those with at least a bachelor’s degree was just 4.0 percent. It was 6.3 percent for those with some college or an associate degree and 6.8 percent for high school graduates with no college experience. Those without a high school diploma faced the highest unemployment rate of 7.8 percent.