Monday, January 24, 2011

December (un)employment info available for Oregon counties

Get Oregon's latest county-level unemployment info at; historical unemployment rates are available through one of our data tools (

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Highlights from December's unemployment rates (URs):
  • Crook County had the highest rate (18.0% unadjusted)
  • Benton County had the lowest rate (6.8%)
  • In 13 counties, the UR dropped from December 2009 to December 2010; Morrow County's rate dropped the most (by 1.2 percentage points, from 10.1% to 8.9%)
  • In 17 counties the UR increased; Grant County's rate increased the most (by 1.7 percentage points, from 14.6% to 16.3%)
  • In 6 counties the UR was essentially unchanged

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