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Eugene, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eugene fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2019 to 4.3%. 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 May 2009 at 13.0% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in June 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Eugene unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Oregon 4.0% 0.0 0.0
Eugene 4.3% 0.0 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 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 May 2009 at 24,110. There are now 16,286 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 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Eugene 7,824 -51 -137

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eugene, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Eugene
Unemployment Rate
Eugene
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 4.0%
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.3% 7,824
June
2019
3.7% 4.0% 4.3% 7,875
May
2019
3.6% 4.2% 4.4% 8,012
April
2019
3.6% 4.3% 4.6% 8,334
March
2019
3.8% 4.4% 4.6% 8,433
February
2019
3.8% 4.4% 4.6% 8,430
January
2019
4.0% 4.3% 4.6% 8,417
December
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.6% 8,293
November
2018
3.7% 4.3% 4.6% 8,299
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.6% 8,267

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.