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Corvallis, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Corvallis fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Corvallis peaked in April 2009 at 8.5% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in April 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Corvallis unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Oregon 4.0% 0.0 0.0
Corvallis 3.1% -0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Corvallis, Oregon, National

Corvallis, Oregon monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Corvallis, Oregon Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Corvallis peaked in April 2009 at 3,728. There are now 2,213 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,463 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 52. Corvallis employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Corvallis, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Corvallis 1,515 -13 +24

Number of Unemployed Persons

Corvallis, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Corvallis
Unemployment Rate
Corvallis
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.0%
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 3.1% 1,515
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 3.2% 1,528
May
2019
3.6% 4.2% 3.2% 1,566
April
2019
3.6% 4.3% 3.3% 1,608
March
2019
3.8% 4.4% 3.3% 1,617
February
2019
3.8% 4.4% 3.3% 1,622
January
2019
4.0% 4.3% 3.3% 1,623
December
2018
3.9% 4.3% 3.3% 1,609
November
2018
3.7% 4.3% 3.3% 1,615
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 3.3% 1,611

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.