Monday, May 18, 2009

Oregon's Unemployment Rate Steady in April

In April, Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 12.0 percent - essentially unchanged from March's revised rate of 11.9 percent. The rate is still well above its year-ago rate of 5.6 percent.

Oregon's seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment declined 9,500 jobs in April, following a drop of 9,700 (as revised) in March. Each of these two months experienced large job losses, but the losses were not as substantial as some of the monthly job losses in the prior five months when 22,800 were lost in February, 13,000 were cut in January, and 12,600 were cut in October.

Want to know more? The latest Employment Situation for Oregon has the details, including April's job gains and losses by industry.

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