Oregon's unemployment rate fell in June

The Oregon Employment Department released its new numbers Tuesday and they show a positive trend in positive job growth as businesses start to reopen.

Posted: Jul 14, 2020 11:18 PM
Updated: Jul 15, 2020 12:00 PM

SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon's unemployment rate fell to 11.2% in June, which is down 3% from May.

The Oregon Employment Department released its new numbers Tuesday and they show a positive trend in positive job growth as businesses start to reopen.

However, 234,00 thousand Oregonians are still out of work. As coronavirus cases grow around the country, there is a threat of another shutdown to slow the spread. If another shutdown happens, this could put thousands of people out of work again.

When it comes to the unemployment rates in our local counties, four out of five are above the statewide average:

  • Benton: 10.1%
  • Coos: 17.8%
  • Douglas: 15.4%
  • Lane: 14.7%
  • Linn: 13.5%

Since May, about one-third of Oregon's job force has returned to work. Leisure and hospitality saw the biggest gain with more than 31,000 jobs, while health care and social assistance are up more than 6,000.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 156884

Reported Deaths: 2293
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Multnomah31996550
Washington21360217
Marion18600287
Clackamas13449190
Lane10357131
Jackson8543118
Umatilla770782
Deschutes601665
Yamhill379769
Linn361357
Malheur335858
Polk308545
Klamath280955
Douglas257455
Josephine239056
Benton236017
Jefferson197630
Coos157621
Union130519
Columbia127721
Wasco122126
Lincoln113720
Hood River107029
Morrow105014
Crook78118
Clatsop7796
Baker6739
Curry4366
Tillamook4262
Lake3836
Harney2776
Grant2301
Wallowa1445
Gilliam541
Sherman530
Wheeler221
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