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Eugene, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eugene rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Eugene peaked in April 2020 at 16.0% and is now 9.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.9% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Eugene unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Oregon 6.1% -0.1 +2.6
Eugene 6.3% +0.1 +2.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Eugene, Oregon, National

Eugene, Oregon monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Eugene, Oregon Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Eugene peaked in April 2020 at 28,699. There are now 17,451 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,987 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 261. Eugene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eugene, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Eugene 11,248 +128 +4,943

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eugene, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Eugene
Unemployment Rate
Eugene
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.1% 6.3% 11,248
January
2021
6.3% 6.2% 6.2% 11,120
December
2020
6.7% 6.3% 5.9% 10,987
November
2020
6.7% 6.6% 5.9% 11,024
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 7.2% 13,683
September
2020
7.8% 7.5% 8.5% 15,561
August
2020
8.4% 8.4% 8.6% 16,003
July
2020
10.2% 9.6% 10.3% 18,911
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 11.6% 21,853
May
2020
13.3% 11.7% 14.6% 26,757
April
2020
14.8% 13.2% 16.0% 28,699

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.