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Eugene, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eugene fell 1.3 percentage points in May 2020 to 14.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Eugene peaked in April 2020 at 16.0% and is now 1.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Eugene unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Oregon 14.2% -0.7 +10.3
Eugene 14.7% -1.3 +10.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 1,951 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Eugene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eugene, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Eugene 26,748 -1,951 +19,048

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eugene, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Eugene
Unemployment Rate
Eugene
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1%
May
2020
13.3% 14.2% 14.7% 26,748
April
2020
14.7% 14.9% 16.0% 28,699
March
2020
4.4% 3.5% 3.5% 6,324
February
2020
3.5% 3.3% 3.5% 6,305
January
2020
3.6% 3.3% 3.5% 6,353
December
2019
3.5% 3.4% 3.3% 6,027
November
2019
3.5% 3.4% 3.4% 6,160
October
2019
3.6% 3.4% 3.5% 6,288
September
2019
3.5% 3.5% 3.6% 6,412
August
2019
3.7% 3.6% 4.1% 7,400
July
2019
3.7% 3.7% 4.1% 7,487

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.