Tuesday, April 19, 2016

March 2016 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

Wheeler County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March at 2.9 percent. Grant County (8.0%) registered the highest rate for the month. Ten of Oregon’s counties had unemployment rates at or below the statewide rate of 4.5 percent and 16 were at or below the national rate of 5.0 percent. Grant, Sherman, and Wheeler counties all saw their unemployment rate improve by 1.8 percentage points over the year, more than any other counties.

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose in all of Oregon’s six broad regions between March 2015 and March 2016. The largest job gains occurred in Central Oregon (+3.9%). Portland (+2.5%), Southern Oregon (+2.4%), the Willamette Valley (+2.2%), Eastern Oregon (+1.7%), and the Oregon Coast (+0.9%) also saw growth.


Daniel Kaluza said...

very interesting!

Daniel Kaluza said...

very interesting read. Thank you for posting!