Department of Numbers

Oregon Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Oregon fell 0.3 percentage points in September 2021 to 4.7%. The state unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Oregon peaked in April 2020 at 13.2% and is now 8.5 percentage points lower. You can also see Oregon unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.8% -0.4 -3.0
Oregon 4.7% -0.3 -2.8

Unemployment Rate: Oregon, National

Oregon monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 2021

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Oregon Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Oregon peaked in April 2020 at 270,838. There are now 168,764 fewer people unemployed in the state. Oregon job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Oregon 102,074 -5,438 -56,944

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Oregon from 1990 to September 2021

Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployed
September 2021 4.8% 4.7% 102,074
August 2021 5.2% 5.0% 107,512
July 2021 5.4% 5.2% 113,936
June 2021 5.9% 5.6% 121,361
May 2021 5.8% 5.8% 126,651
April 2021 6.1% 5.9% 128,212
March 2021 6.0% 6.0% 129,914
February 2021 6.2% 6.1% 130,917
January 2021 6.3% 6.2% 133,451
December 2020 6.7% 6.3% 134,749
November 2020 6.7% 6.6% 140,504
October 2020 6.9% 7.0% 147,884