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Medford, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Medford 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 Medford peaked in April 2020 at 13.6% and is now 9.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Medford 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
Medford 4.1% +0.2 -0.8
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: Medford, Oregon, National

Medford, Oregon monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Medford, Oregon Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Medford peaked in April 2020 at 13,679. There are now 9,266 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,032 in July 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 381. Medford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Medford, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Medford 4,413 +220 -891

Number of Unemployed Persons

Medford, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Medford
Unemployment Rate
Medford
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.8% 4.1% 4,413
August
2022
3.7% 3.7% 3.9% 4,193
July
2022
3.5% 3.5% 3.7% 4,032
June
2022
3.6% 3.5% 3.8% 4,150
May
2022
3.6% 3.5% 3.9% 4,244
April
2022
3.6% 3.7% 4.0% 4,392
March
2022
3.6% 3.8% 4.2% 4,518
February
2022
3.8% 4.0% 4.4% 4,737
January
2022
4.0% 4.2% 4.6% 4,963
December
2021
3.9% 4.2% 4.7% 5,113
November
2021
4.2% 4.2% 4.7% 5,087

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.