Department of Numbers

Oregon Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Oregon rose 0.3 percentage points in November 2022 to 4.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.8 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 8.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in May 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also see Oregon unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Oregon 4.4% +0.3 +0.2

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

Unemployment Rate: Oregon, National

Oregon monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 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 173,126 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 76,547 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 19,129. Oregon job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Oregon 95,676 +5,839 +4,384

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployed
December 2022 3.5%
November 2022 3.6% 4.4% 95,676
October 2022 3.7% 4.1% 89,837
September 2022 3.5% 3.8% 83,647
August 2022 3.7% 3.7% 81,977
July 2022 3.5% 3.5% 76,547
June 2022 3.6% 3.5% 77,323
May 2022 3.6% 3.5% 78,150
April 2022 3.6% 3.7% 80,762
March 2022 3.6% 3.8% 81,986
February 2022 3.8% 4.0% 86,874
January 2022 4.0% 4.2% 91,904