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Corvallis, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Corvallis fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Corvallis peaked in April 2009 at 8.6% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Corvallis unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Oregon 4.2% -0.1 -0.4
Corvallis 3.2% -0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Corvallis, Oregon, National

Corvallis, Oregon monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Corvallis, Oregon Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Corvallis peaked in April 2009 at 3,802. There are now 2,263 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,316 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 223. Corvallis employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Corvallis, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Corvallis 1,539 -79 -186

Number of Unemployed Persons

Corvallis, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Corvallis
Unemployment Rate
Corvallis
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.2% 3.2% 1,539
October
2017
4.1% 4.3% 3.3% 1,618
September
2017
4.2% 4.2% 3.4% 1,625
August
2017
4.4% 4.1% 3.5% 1,653
July
2017
4.3% 3.8% 3.3% 1,609
June
2017
4.3% 3.7% 2.9% 1,402
May
2017
4.3% 3.6% 2.8% 1,341
April
2017
4.4% 3.7% 2.8% 1,316
March
2017
4.5% 3.8% 2.9% 1,362
February
2017
4.7% 4.0% 2.9% 1,352
January
2017
4.8% 4.3% 3.2% 1,506

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.