Department of Numbers

Oregon Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Oregon fell 0.5 percentage points in February 2015 to 5.8%. The state unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Oregon peaked in April 2009 at 11.9% and is now 6.1 percentage points lower. You can also see Oregon unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% -0.2 -1.2
Oregon 5.8% -0.5 -1.3

Unemployment Rate: Oregon, National

Oregon monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 2015

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Oregon Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Oregon peaked in May 2009 at 236,890. There are now 122,929 fewer people unemployed in the state. Oregon job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Oregon 113,961 -9,782 -22,994

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Oregon from 1990 to February 2015

Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployed
February 2015 5.5% 5.8% 113,961
January 2015 5.7% 6.3% 123,743
December 2014 5.6% 6.7% 131,245
November 2014 5.8% 6.8% 132,417
October 2014 5.7% 6.8% 133,657
September 2014 5.9% 6.9% 134,701
August 2014 6.1% 6.9% 135,361
July 2014 6.2% 7.0% 135,637
June 2014 6.1% 7.0% 135,701
May 2014 6.3% 7.0% 135,728
April 2014 6.2% 7.0% 135,928
March 2014 6.6% 7.1% 136,330