Monday, May 19, 2014

April Unemployment and Employment in Oregon's Counties

Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April at 5.3 percent. Harney County (11.1%) registered the highest rate for the month. Crook County saw the largest improvement in its unemployment rate over the year with a drop of 1.8 percentage points.

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose in four of Oregon’s six broad regions between April 2013 and April 2014. The largest job gains occurred in Portland (+2.1%) and the Willamette Valley (2.0%).

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