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Medford, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Medford fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Medford peaked in April 2020 at 14.1% and is now 9.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Medford unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Oregon 4.2% -0.2 -2.4
Medford 4.6% -0.2 -1.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 14,307. There are now 9,317 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Medford employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Medford, Oregon) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Medford 4,990 -245 -1,938

Number of Unemployed Persons

Medford, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Medford
Unemployment Rate
Medford
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.2% 4.6% 4,990
October
2021
4.6% 4.4% 4.8% 5,235
September
2021
4.7% 4.7% 5.0% 5,568
August
2021
5.2% 5.0% 5.2% 5,807
July
2021
5.4% 5.2% 5.5% 6,153
June
2021
5.9% 5.6% 6.0% 6,559
May
2021
5.8% 5.8% 6.3% 6,838
April
2021
6.0% 5.9% 6.4% 6,953
March
2021
6.0% 6.0% 6.5% 7,127
February
2021
6.2% 6.1% 6.8% 7,361
January
2021
6.4% 6.2% 7.1% 7,781

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.