Monday, February 3, 2014

Fast Facts on Oregon Employment

Oregon continued to see employment growth in December.  Here are a few key numbers from the final month of 2013:
  • Benton County (5.3%) posted the lowest seasonally adjusted county-level unemployment rate in December, while Harney County (11.6%) had the highest rate. 
  • Oregon had about 29,000 fewer unemployed persons in December 2013 than in December 2012.
  • The Bend and Medford metropolitan areas experienced the fastest year-over-year job growth among Oregon metro areas in December, each with a growth rate of 2.7 percent. Both Bend and Medford metro areas outpaced the statewide growth rate of 2.1 percent.

The full December 2013 Fast Facts report can be found here. For more on Oregon employment, unemployment rates, and growth, visit our website,  

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