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Medford, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Medford fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Medford peaked in April 2020 at 15.6% and is now 9.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.2% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Medford unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Oregon 6.1% -0.1 +2.6
Medford 6.2% 0.0 +2.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 16,166. There are now 9,446 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,698 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 22. Medford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Medford, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Medford 6,720 -22 +2,880

Number of Unemployed Persons

Medford, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Medford
Unemployment Rate
Medford
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.1% 6.2% 6,720
January
2021
6.3% 6.2% 6.2% 6,742
December
2020
6.7% 6.3% 6.4% 6,698
November
2020
6.7% 6.6% 6.4% 6,722
October
2020
6.9% 7.0% 7.5% 7,997
September
2020
7.8% 7.5% 8.7% 8,844
August
2020
8.4% 8.4% 8.7% 9,063
July
2020
10.2% 9.6% 10.4% 10,681
June
2020
11.1% 10.3% 11.6% 12,339
May
2020
13.3% 11.7% 14.5% 15,248
April
2020
14.8% 13.2% 15.6% 16,166

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.