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Bend, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bend fell 0.1 percentage points in May 2014 to 8.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Bend peaked in June 2009 at 15.5% and is now 7.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 8.3% in February 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 May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% 0.0 -1.2
Oregon 6.8% 0.0 -1.0
Bend 8.3% -0.1 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2014 data as June 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 6,265 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bend employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bend, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Bend 6,446 -97 -1,091

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bend, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Bend
Unemployment Rate
Bend
Unemployed
June
2014
6.1% 6.8%
May
2014
6.3% 6.8% 8.3% 6,446
April
2014
6.3% 6.8% 8.4% 6,543
March
2014
6.7% 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
December
2013
6.7% 7.1% 8.7% 6,708
November
2013
7.0% 7.3% 8.8% 6,806
October
2013
7.2% 7.4% 8.9% 6,923
September
2013
7.2% 7.6% 9.1% 7,051
August
2013
7.2% 7.7% 9.2% 7,183
July
2013
7.3% 7.8% 9.4% 7,305
June
2013
7.5% 7.8% 9.5% 7,419

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.