Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A Closer Look at Unemployment in Oregon

The number of unemployed Oregonians increased from about 102,000 near the end of 2007 to a peak of nearly 230,000 in May and June 2009. However, the recession's impact was not equal across industries and demographic groups.

During the recession, Unemployment Insurance claims increased rapidly for the construction, manufacturing, and trade industries. In 2009, these industries, along with administrative and waste services, accounted for 59.9 percent of all continued claims, with manufacturing at 19.3 percent, construction at 16.5 percent, trade at 15.1 percent, and administrative and waste services at 9.0 percent.

For more information about unemployment data trends from 2007 to 2012, including information on unemployment by educational attainment, check out the full article by Tracy Morrissette.

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