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Medford, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Medford fell 0.2 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 Medford peaked in April 2020 at 13.6% and is now 9.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Medford 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
Medford 4.0% -0.2 -2.1
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: 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 9,279 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Medford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Medford, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Medford 4,400 -118 -2,147

Number of Unemployed Persons

Medford, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Medford
Unemployment Rate
Medford
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.7% 4.0% 4,400
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
October
2021
4.6% 4.4% 4.8% 5,114
September
2021
4.7% 4.5% 4.9% 5,304
August
2021
5.2% 4.9% 5.2% 5,562
July
2021
5.4% 5.1% 5.4% 5,841
June
2021
5.9% 5.4% 5.7% 6,102

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.