Department of Numbers

Bend-Redmond, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bend fell 0.7 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Bend peaked in April 2020 at 18.3% and is now 11.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bend unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Oregon 6.0% -0.8 +2.6
Bend 6.6% -0.7 +3.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Bend, Oregon, National

Bend, Oregon monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Bend, Oregon Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Bend peaked in April 2020 at 17,604. There are now 11,183 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bend employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bend, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Bend 6,421 -736 +3,224

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bend, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Bend
Unemployment Rate
Bend
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 6.4%
November
2020
6.7% 6.0% 6.6% 6,421
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 7.3% 7,157
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 8.0% 7,356
August
2020
8.4% 8.5% 8.4% 7,783
July
2020
10.2% 10.4% 10.9% 10,050
June
2020
11.1% 11.6% 12.4% 12,156
May
2020
13.3% 14.3% 16.3% 15,849
April
2020
14.8% 14.9% 18.3% 17,604
March
2020
4.4% 3.5% 3.3% 3,225
February
2020
3.5% 3.3% 3.4% 3,237
January
2020
3.5% 3.3% 3.4% 3,254

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.