Wednesday, November 16, 2011

October (Un)Employment in Oregon

Oregon’s nonfarm payroll employment rose by 800 jobs in October, following a revised gain of 2,700 jobs in September. In October, the largest monthly gains by industry were in professional and business services (+2,300 jobs) and government (+1,400). Manufacturing (-2,300) and leisure and hospitality (-1,300) experienced the biggest losses over the month.
Oregon’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.5 percent in October, essentially unchanged from 9.6 percent in September. In October, O
regon’s labor force -- the sum of all employed and unemployed Oregonians combined -- surpassed 2,000,000 for the first time in the historical series.

You can get more details in the full press release, or you can check out the Current Employment Statistics data tool for more details.

All data in this post are seasonally adjusted.

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