Jackson County Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.2% in February

In February 2022, 35 of Oregon’s 36 counties experienced over-the-month decreases in their unemployment rates.

Five counties experienced a 0.3 percentage point decrease or more over the month including Gilliam, Grant, Hood River, Jefferson, and Union counties.

Klamath County had Oregon’s highest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February at 5.5%. Other counties with some of the highest unemployment rates included Grant (5.4%), Curry (5.3%), Crook (5.2%), and Lincoln (5.2%).
Benton and Wheeler counties registered the lowest unemployment rate for the month at 3.0% each.

Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in February were Hood River (3.2%), Washington (3.3%), and Sherman (3.4%). Sixteen counties had unemployment rates at or below the statewide rate of 4.0%.

Twelve counties also had unemployment rates at or below the nationwide rate of 3.8%.

Here in the Medford Metro (Jackson County), we were at a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 4.2%

Out of an eligible civilian workforce of 108,116 individuals, 103,475 were currently employed.

Here is a look at the other metropolitan regions of the state.

Courtesy of Oregon Employment Department

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