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Bend-Redmond, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bend fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2021 to 6.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Bend peaked in April 2020 at 16.2% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.2% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Bend unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Oregon 6.0% 0.0 -7.2
Bend 6.3% -0.1 -9.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 15,196. There are now 8,611 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,191 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 394. Bend employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bend, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Bend 6,585 -132 -8,611

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bend, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Bend
Unemployment Rate
Bend
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 6.0% 6.3% 6,585
March
2021
6.0% 6.0% 6.4% 6,717
February
2021
6.2% 6.1% 6.6% 6,973
January
2021
6.3% 6.2% 6.9% 7,304
December
2020
6.7% 6.3% 6.7% 6,809
November
2020
6.7% 6.6% 6.2% 6,191
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 6.6% 6,585
September
2020
7.8% 7.5% 7.2% 7,128
August
2020
8.4% 8.4% 8.2% 7,936
July
2020
10.2% 9.6% 9.6% 9,135
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 11.0% 10,874

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.