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Medford, Oregon Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Medford fell 0.9 percentage points in November 2020 to 6.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Oregon rate. The unemployment rate in Medford peaked in April 2020 at 15.6% and is now 9.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Medford unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Oregon 6.0% -0.8 +2.6
Medford 6.6% -0.9 +3.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 16,166. There are now 9,269 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 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Medford 6,897 -1,100 +3,171

Number of Unemployed Persons

Medford, Oregon Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Oregon
Unemployment Rate
Medford
Unemployment Rate
Medford
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 6.0% 6.6% 6,897
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 7.5% 7,997
September
2020
7.8% 7.9% 8.7% 8,844
August
2020
8.4% 8.5% 8.7% 9,063
July
2020
10.2% 10.4% 10.4% 10,681
June
2020
11.1% 11.6% 11.6% 12,339
May
2020
13.3% 14.3% 14.5% 15,248
April
2020
14.8% 14.9% 15.6% 16,166
March
2020
4.4% 3.5% 3.8% 3,882
February
2020
3.5% 3.3% 3.7% 3,840
January
2020
3.5% 3.3% 3.7% 3,845

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.