Monday, October 25, 2010

County (Un)Employment Data for September

Employment and unemployment data for Oregon's 36 counties was released today. The latest unemployment rates are available here:

The employment data includes a breakout of employment by industry in each county. You can get the data here:

Unemployment rate highlights for September:
Crook County had the highest rate (19.0%)
Gilliam County had the lowest rate (6.2%)

From September 2009 to September 2010:
- Harney County saw the largest drop in its rate, by 2.0 percentage points (from 17.8% to 15.8%).

- Wheeler saw the largest increase (from 8.4% to 12.0%). Fourteen other counties also experienced an increase over the year.

- Ten counties saw essentially no change in their rates.

And... here's a map:

All numbers are seasonally adjusted.

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