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Bend, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bend fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2014 to 8.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Bend peaked in June 2009 at 15.5% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bend unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Oregon 6.8% -0.2 -1.3
Bend 8.4% -0.2 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Bend, Oregon, National

Bend, Oregon monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Bend, Oregon Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Bend peaked in June 2009 at 12,713. There are now 6,241 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bend employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bend, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Bend 6,472 -32 -1,633

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bend, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Bend
Unemployment Rate
Bend
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 6.9%
February
2014
6.7% 6.8% 8.4% 6,472
January
2014
6.6% 7.0% 8.6% 6,504
December
2013
6.7% 7.1% 8.9% 6,618
November
2013
7.0% 7.3% 9.1% 6,825
October
2013
7.2% 7.4% 9.4% 7,062
September
2013
7.2% 7.6% 9.6% 7,236
August
2013
7.2% 7.7% 9.9% 7,480
July
2013
7.3% 7.8% 10.0% 7,539
June
2013
7.5% 7.8% 10.0% 7,585
May
2013
7.5% 7.8% 10.0% 7,625
April
2013
7.5% 7.9% 10.1% 7,739
March
2013
7.5% 8.0% 10.3% 7,949

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.