Monday, November 23, 2009

County Level Employment, Unemployment Data

Released today: Employment and unemployment* data at the county level for October

Highest unemployment rate: Harney (19.0%)
Lowest unemployment rate: Gilliam (6.4%)

Largest increase over the month: Morrow (from 9.2% to 10.3%)
Wallowa had a similar increase over the month (from 13.1% to 14.2%)
Largest decrease over the month: Crook (from 19.1% to 18.1%)

Largest increase over the year: Harney (from 9.9% to 19.0% -- an increase of 9.2 percentage points)
Smallest increase over the year: Both Gilliam and Wheeler were up by 1.2 percentage points from October 2008 to October 2009...
- Gilliam: from 4.6% to 6.4%
- Wheeler: from 7.1% to 8.5%

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* These unemployment rates are seasonally adjusted.

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