Oregon unemployment rate declines for 20th straight month
Oregon’s unemployment rates are continuing to decline – MSA and food service employment rebounding to pre-pandemic levels. Read more here.
Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.1% in December, edging down from 4.2% in November, according to the state Employment Department.
This was the 20th consecutive month of declines in Oregon’s unemployment rate.
The U.S. unemployment rate dropped from 4.2% in November to 3.9% in December.
Nonfarm payroll employment in Oregon rose by 8,200 in December, following a revised gain of 9,200 jobs in November.
Throughout 2021, monthly job gains averaged 8,900. In December, gains were largest in leisure and hospitality (+2,600 jobs), health care and social assistance (+1,200), manufacturing (+900), and professional and business services (+900). None of the major industries had a big drop in jobs during December.…