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Eugene, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eugene fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.0%. 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 10.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Eugene unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Oregon 3.7% -0.1 -2.2
Eugene 4.0% -0.1 -2.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 16,761 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Eugene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eugene, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Eugene 7,425 -107 -4,112

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eugene, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Eugene
Unemployment Rate
Eugene
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.7% 4.0% 7,425
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
October
2021
4.6% 4.4% 4.6% 8,350
September
2021
4.7% 4.5% 4.7% 8,600
August
2021
5.2% 4.9% 4.9% 8,883
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 5.0% 9,133
June
2021
5.9% 5.4% 6.1% 11,143

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.