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Eugene, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eugene fell 0.3 percentage points in July 2021 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Eugene peaked in April 2020 at 14.4% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Eugene unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Oregon 5.2% -0.4 -4.4
Eugene 5.8% -0.3 -3.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 25,232. There are now 14,732 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Eugene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eugene, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Eugene 10,500 -596 -6,107

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eugene, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Eugene
Unemployment Rate
Eugene
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 5.2% 5.8% 10,500
June
2021
5.9% 5.6% 6.1% 11,096
May
2021
5.8% 5.8% 6.4% 11,525
April
2021
6.1% 5.9% 6.6% 11,762
March
2021
6.0% 6.0% 6.8% 12,022
February
2021
6.2% 6.1% 7.1% 12,445
January
2021
6.3% 6.2% 7.5% 13,175
December
2020
6.7% 6.3% 6.4% 11,440
November
2020
6.7% 6.6% 6.6% 11,863
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 7.0% 12,473
September
2020
7.8% 7.5% 8.1% 14,527

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.