Oregon Labor Market Information System
Unemployment
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Roughly 10 percent (or 376,000) of Oregon's population consists of people born outside the U.S.
Oct-20-2014
What has changed in the characteristics and distribution of Oregon's unemployed between 2007 and 2013?
Jul-21-2014
High unemployment rates, slow job growth, and structural changes in the economy are all more difficult challenges in rural Oregon.
May-20-2014
Endangered: Youth in the Labor Force Oregon's job growth after the Great Recession completely overlooked younger workers. A new report details the struggles of youth in today's labor market.
Jun-20-2014
The downward trend in Oregon's labor force participation rate continued in 2013.
May-19-2014
Unemployment remains desperately high among the youngest workers, even as fewer of them participate in the labor force.
Sep-16-2013
How high is unemployment? It depends, of course, on which definition of 'unemployment' is being used.
Jul-24-2013
The unemployment rate is a simple concept that involves sophisticated methodology.
Jul-24-2013
More than seven percent of Oregon's labor force is unemployed. But who is included in that number?
Jul-22-2013
Oregon's Veterans: Unemployment and Labor Force Participation Rates Veterans have lower labor force participation, but also lower unemployment rates.
Feb-19-2013
Oregonians in all race and ethnic groups faced higher unemployment in 2011, but the labor market was especially tough on blacks and Hispanics.
Oct-23-2012
Long-run trends in the establishment and household surveys portray the health of the economy.
Aug-22-2012
Claims for unemployment insurance remained at high levels in 2011, as post-recession job growth was minimal.
Apr-24-2012
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.
Mar-29-2012