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Eugene, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eugene rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 4.3%. 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 2009 at 13.2% and is now 8.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in May 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Eugene unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Oregon 4.1% 0.0 0.0
Eugene 4.3% +0.1 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 2009 at 24,513. There are now 16,517 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,958 in May 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,038. Eugene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eugene, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Eugene 7,996 +228 +883

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eugene, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Eugene
Unemployment Rate
Eugene
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.1% 4.3% 7,996
January
2018
4.1% 4.1% 4.2% 7,768
December
2017
4.1% 4.1% 4.2% 7,876
November
2017
4.1% 4.2% 4.3% 8,112
October
2017
4.1% 4.2% 4.6% 8,621
September
2017
4.2% 4.2% 4.7% 8,794
August
2017
4.4% 4.2% 4.7% 8,709
July
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.6% 8,438
June
2017
4.3% 4.1% 4.2% 7,764
May
2017
4.3% 4.1% 3.8% 6,958
April
2017
4.4% 4.1% 3.9% 7,132

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.