Tuesday, July 26, 2016

June 2016 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

Hood River County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June at 3.9 percent. Grant County (7.6%) registered the highest rate for the month. Ten of Oregon’s counties had unemployment rates at or below the statewide rate of 4.8 percent and 11 were at or below the national rate of 4.9 percent. Sherman County saw its unemployment rate improve over the year by 2.0 percentage points, more than any other county.

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose in all of Oregon’s six broad regions between June 2015 and June 2016. The largest job gains occurred in Central Oregon (+4.0%). The Willamette Valley (+2.8%), Southern Oregon (+2.5%), Portland (+2.1%), the Oregon Coast (+1.8%), and Eastern Oregon (+1.6%) also saw growth.

For more information, read the full press release

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