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Eugene, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Eugene fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2019 to 4.6%. 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 8.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in May 2018, 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 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Oregon 4.4% +0.1 +0.2
Eugene 4.6% -0.2 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 16,026 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,483 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,004. Eugene employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Eugene, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Eugene 8,487 -290 +479

Number of Unemployed Persons

Eugene, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Eugene
Unemployment Rate
Eugene
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.4%
February
2019
3.8% 4.4% 4.6% 8,487
January
2019
4.0% 4.3% 4.8% 8,777
December
2018
3.9% 4.3% 4.6% 8,312
November
2018
3.7% 4.3% 4.5% 8,210
October
2018
3.8% 4.2% 4.6% 8,397
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 4.3% 7,886
August
2018
3.8% 4.1% 4.2% 7,697
July
2018
3.9% 4.0% 4.2% 7,704
June
2018
4.0% 4.0% 4.2% 7,673
May
2018
3.8% 4.0% 4.1% 7,483
April
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.2% 7,792

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.