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Bend-Redmond, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Bend fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Bend peaked in April 2020 at 16.1% and is now 12.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Bend unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Oregon 3.7% -0.1 -2.2
Bend 3.5% -0.1 -2.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 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 14,849. There are now 11,130 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Bend employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Bend, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Bend 3,719 -89 -2,444

Number of Unemployed Persons

Bend, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Bend
Unemployment Rate
Bend
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.7% 3.5% 3,719
March
2022
3.6% 3.8% 3.6% 3,808
February
2022
3.8% 4.0% 3.8% 4,001
January
2022
4.0% 4.2% 4.1% 4,242
December
2021
3.9% 4.2% 4.3% 4,431
November
2021
4.2% 4.2% 4.2% 4,401
October
2021
4.6% 4.4% 4.3% 4,431
September
2021
4.7% 4.5% 4.5% 4,654
August
2021
5.2% 4.9% 4.8% 4,960
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 5.2% 5,294
June
2021
5.9% 5.4% 5.5% 5,615

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.