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Medford, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Medford fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2014 to 8.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Medford peaked in April 2009 at 13.1% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Medford unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Oregon 6.9% -0.1 -1.2
Medford 8.6% -0.2 -1.6
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: Medford, Oregon, National

Medford, Oregon monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Medford, Oregon Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Medford peaked in May 2009 at 13,454. There are now 5,128 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Medford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Medford, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Medford 8,326 -168 -1,723

Number of Unemployed Persons

Medford, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Medford
Unemployment Rate
Medford
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7%
February
2014
6.7% 6.9% 8.6% 8,326
January
2014
6.6% 7.0% 8.8% 8,494
December
2013
6.7% 7.1% 9.1% 8,753
November
2013
7.0% 7.3% 9.3% 8,979
October
2013
7.2% 7.4% 9.5% 9,237
September
2013
7.2% 7.6% 9.7% 9,427
August
2013
7.2% 7.7% 9.8% 9,588
July
2013
7.3% 7.8% 9.8% 9,550
June
2013
7.5% 7.8% 9.5% 9,202
May
2013
7.5% 7.8% 9.4% 9,156
April
2013
7.5% 7.9% 9.5% 9,250
March
2013
7.5% 8.0% 9.8% 9,606

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.