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Corvallis, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Corvallis rose 0.3 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Corvallis peaked in April 2009 at 8.6% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in July 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Corvallis unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Oregon 3.8% 0.0 -0.4
Corvallis 3.3% +0.3 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 3,802. There are now 2,220 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,321 in July 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 261. Corvallis employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Corvallis, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Corvallis 1,582 +164 -30

Number of Unemployed Persons

Corvallis, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Corvallis
Unemployment Rate
Corvallis
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.3% 1,582
September
2018
3.7% 3.8% 3.0% 1,418
August
2018
3.9% 3.8% 2.8% 1,345
July
2018
3.9% 3.9% 2.8% 1,321
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 2.9% 1,381
May
2018
3.8% 4.1% 3.0% 1,447
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.1% 1,501
March
2018
4.1% 4.1% 3.1% 1,507
February
2018
4.1% 4.1% 3.1% 1,526
January
2018
4.1% 4.1% 3.0% 1,445
December
2017
4.1% 4.1% 3.2% 1,528

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.