All six of Oregon's metropolitan areas experienced improvements in their unemployment rates over the year.
Unemployment remains desperately high among the youngest workers, even as fewer of them participate in the labor force.
How high is unemployment? It depends, of course, on which definition of 'unemployment' is being used.
The unemployment rate is a simple concept that involves sophisticated methodology.
More than seven percent of Oregon's labor force is unemployed. But who is included in that number?
Demographic trends and economic recovery are driving decreasing labor force participation.
Oregon's LFPR has shown sharp declines since 2009. The story of declining labor force participation rates is not unique to Oregon.
Unemployment skyrocketed in the Great Recession, but what did that mean for trends under the surface?
Veterans have lower labor force participation, but also lower unemployment rates.
High unemployment rates, slow job growth, and structural changes in the economy are all more difficult challenges in rural Oregon.
Oregonians in all race and ethnic groups faced higher unemployment in 2011, but the labor market was especially tough on blacks and Hispanics.
The number of mass layoff events in Oregon in 2011 nearly matched the number from 2010.
Long-run trends in the establishment and household surveys portray the health of the economy.
Learn about the similarities and differences in the way unemployment rates are calculated.
Claims for unemployment insurance remained at high levels in 2011, as post-recession job growth was minimal.
Labor force statistics can be confusing. For instance, who is officially counted as unemployed? Find everything you need to know about Oregon's labor force here.
Long-term unemployment is far above usual levels after two years of tepid recovery.