Department of Numbers

Oregon Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Oregon fell 1.0 percentage points in October 2020 to 6.9%. The state unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Oregon peaked in April 2020 at 14.9% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. You can also see Oregon unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.9% -1.0 +3.3
Oregon 6.9% -1.0 +3.5

Unemployment Rate: Oregon, National

Oregon monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Oregon Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Oregon peaked in April 2020 at 314,012. There are now 166,630 fewer people unemployed in the state. Oregon job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Oregon 147,382 -12,121 +76,029

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Oregon from 1990 to October 2020

Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployed
October 2020 6.9% 6.9% 147,382
September 2020 7.9% 7.9% 159,503
August 2020 8.4% 8.5% 176,645
July 2020 10.2% 10.4% 215,189
June 2020 11.1% 11.6% 249,933
May 2020 13.3% 14.3% 303,494
April 2020 14.7% 14.9% 314,012
March 2020 4.4% 3.5% 72,890
February 2020 3.5% 3.3% 69,042
January 2020 3.6% 3.3% 69,814
December 2019 3.5% 3.4% 71,362
November 2019 3.5% 3.4% 71,088