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Eugene, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eugene rose 0.2 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Eugene peaked in April 2020 at 14.0% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.8% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Eugene unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Oregon 3.8% +0.1 -0.7
Eugene 4.1% +0.2 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 24,186. There are now 16,522 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,119 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 545. Eugene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eugene, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Eugene 7,664 +357 -936

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eugene, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Eugene
Unemployment Rate
Eugene
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.8% 4.1% 7,664
August
2022
3.7% 3.7% 3.9% 7,307
July
2022
3.5% 3.5% 3.8% 7,119
June
2022
3.6% 3.5% 3.9% 7,148
May
2022
3.6% 3.5% 3.9% 7,249
April
2022
3.6% 3.7% 4.0% 7,411
March
2022
3.6% 3.8% 4.1% 7,532
February
2022
3.8% 4.0% 4.3% 7,824
January
2022
4.0% 4.2% 4.5% 8,157
December
2021
3.9% 4.2% 4.5% 8,291
November
2021
4.2% 4.2% 4.5% 8,281

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.