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Morrow and Umatilla Counties’ Wage Growth Outpaces the State

The percentage of wages private and public employers in Morrow and Umatilla counties paid in 2022 outpaced the state’s growth, states an Oregon Employment...

Oregonians Can Start to Apply for Paid Work Leave Next Month

By Ben Botkin Oregon workers can apply for benefits through the state’s new paid leave program starting Aug. 14. The program, Paid Leave Oregon, covers family leave,...

Oregon to Receive $3 Million to Help Workers Receive Jobless Benefits

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley on Monday announced that the Oregon Employment Department (OED) will receive $3 million in federal grants to...

Construction Industry Gains Help Cut Oregon’s Jobless Rate to 3.8%

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in March, down from 4 percent in February, continuing its rapid decline of recent months. According to the...

Oregon’s Jobless Rate Falls

The Oregon Employment Department released the latest state unemployment rate and jobs numbers showing the state's unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in February, down from 4.2 percent...

Gains in Construction Industry Help Jobless Rate Fall in November

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in November, down from 4.4 percent in October. The U.S. unemployment rate was also 4.2 percent in November....

Oregon Unemployment Rates Fell to 4.4 Percent in October

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent in October from 4.7 percent in September, according to the Oregon Employment Department. October was the fifth straight...

Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.7 Percent in September

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in September from 5.0%, as revised, in August. In September, 102,000 Oregonians were unemployed, according to the Oregon...

Oregon Jobs Recovery Continues as Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.9%

Oregon’s unemployment rate had another significant drop, from 5.2% in July to 4.9% in August. Here's a few quick stats from the Oregon Employment Department: ...

Surge in Construction Jobs Helps Drive Down State Unemployment Rate

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent in October from 7.9 percent, as revised, in September, according to the Oregon Employment Department. For the past...

Oregon Jobless Rate Falls in August; Still Double What It Was...

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent in August from 10.4 percent in July, according to the Oregon Employment Department. The unemployment rate was more...

Jobless Benefits Available for Self-Employed, Independent Contractors

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative Business Resource Center announced that starting today, April 28, the Oregon Employment Department is providing unemployment benefits through the CARES...

Oregon Unemployment Rate Falls Below Previous-Known Low

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent in December, the lowest on comparable records dating back to 1976. The November unemployment rate was 3.9...

Oregon Jobless Rate Hits New Low

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.9 percent in November, the lowest on comparable records dating back to 1976, according to the Oregon Employment Department. The...

Oregon Jobless Rate Remains Steady

Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in September and October. The rate has been between 4.0 percent and 4.4 percent for an unprecedented 36...

Job Growth Cools in September

Job gains in Oregon have cooled recently, averaging only 100 per month over the past five months. According to the Oregon Department of Employment, in...

Health Care, Construction Job Gains Help Lead to Lower Jobless rate

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.2 percent in May, from 4.3 percent in April, according to the Oregon Employment Department. Oregon’s unemployment rate has been...

Impact of Government Shutdown Topic of Eastern Oregon Forum

The Eastern Oregon Forum will present After the Shutdown: The Significance of Federal Employment in Eastern Oregon on Tuesday, March 19 at Blue Mountain...

Oregon Added 11,000 New Jobs

In January, Oregon’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 11,000 jobs, following a revised loss of 1,700 jobs in December. Six industries each added at...

Oregon Jobless Rate Climbs

Oregon’s unemployment rate rose to 4.1 percent in December from 3.9 percent in November, according to the Oregon Employment Department. Oregon’s unemployment rate has been...

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