Monday, May 24, 2010

Unemployment rates around Oregon

Just released this morning: April 2010 unemployment rates for all 36 of Oregon's counties ( You can also get info on employment by industry in each county (

Here are a few highlights from the latest data:
Highest rate: Crook County (16.6%)
Lowest rate: Gilliam (7.1%)

Over the year, unemployment rates...
Increased in 4 counties
Decreased in 26 counties
Were essentially unchanged in 6 counties

The largest drop over the year was Malheur County in Eastern Oregon (12.0% in April 2009 to 9.6% in April 2010), followed by Douglas county (from 16.0% to 14.0%).

Oregon's statewide unemployment rate in April was 10.6 percent.

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