Monday, March 25, 2013

Unemployment Rates Across Oregon

Sixteen of Oregon’s counties had seasonally adjusted unemployment rates at or below the statewide rate of 8.4 percent in February. Benton County continued to have Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate (6.2%). Crook County (13.4%) registered the highest county-level rate for the month.

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose in five of Oregon’s six broad regions between February 2012 and February 2013. The largest job gains were reported in Central Oregon (+2.1%) and Portland (+1.5%). Smaller employment gains occurred over the year in Southern Oregon (+0.9%), along the Oregon Coast (+0.7%), and the Willamette Valley (+0.3%).

Additional regional employment information for Oregon can be found at by using the regional map at the top-right corner of the page.

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