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Bend, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bend fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2014 to 7.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Bend peaked in June 2009 at 15.5% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.8% in October 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Bend unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% +0.1 -1.2
Oregon 7.0% 0.0 -0.3
Bend 7.8% 0.0 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2014 data as December 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 12,711. There are now 6,555 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,094 in October 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 62. Bend employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bend, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Bend 6,156 +62 -650

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bend, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Bend
Unemployment Rate
Bend
Unemployed
December
2014
5.6% 6.7%
November
2014
5.8% 7.0% 7.8% 6,156
October
2014
5.7% 7.0% 7.8% 6,094
September
2014
5.9% 7.0% 7.9% 6,120
August
2014
6.1% 7.1% 8.1% 6,297
July
2014
6.2% 6.9% 8.1% 6,228
June
2014
6.1% 6.8% 8.1% 6,260
May
2014
6.3% 6.8% 8.3% 6,445
April
2014
6.2% 6.8% 8.4% 6,543
March
2014
6.6% 6.9% 8.5% 6,586
February
2014
6.7% 6.8% 8.3% 6,500
January
2014
6.6% 7.0% 8.5% 6,581

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.