Department of Numbers

Oregon Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Oregon fell 0.2 percentage points in March 2022 to 3.8%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Oregon peaked in April 2020 at 13.3% and is now 9.5 percentage points lower. You can also see Oregon unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
Oregon 3.8% -0.2 -2.3

Note: All comparisons are made with March data as April state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Oregon, National

Oregon monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Oregon Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Oregon peaked in April 2020 at 268,802. There are now 186,114 fewer people unemployed in the state. Oregon job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Oregon 82,688 -4,186 -47,178

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Oregon from 1990 to March 2022

Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployed
April 2022 3.6%
March 2022 3.6% 3.8% 82,688
February 2022 3.8% 4.0% 86,874
January 2022 4.0% 4.2% 91,904
December 2021 3.9% 4.2% 90,704
November 2021 4.2% 4.2% 91,292
October 2021 4.6% 4.4% 94,565
September 2021 4.7% 4.5% 97,302
August 2021 5.2% 4.9% 104,519
July 2021 5.4% 5.1% 109,299
June 2021 5.9% 5.4% 117,068
May 2021 5.8% 5.6% 119,445