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Oregon Unemployment Stats and News
Oregon Unemployment Stats and Current and Historical Oregon Stats Analysis
Oregon unemployment stats show a fairly static level of employment. The most recently released unemployment stats showed an increase of 0.2 percent from the prior month to 5.4 percent in August. While a little high, this is still a major drop from April 2009's 11.9 percent peak.
An increase of nearly 5,000 unemployed people from the previous month (which may be related to the layoff of seasonal workers) has created a net drop of just over 2,000 unemployed people since 2015. So while Oregon unemployment stats are positive on the whole, the state still has made relatively slow progress this year.
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Why Unemployment Stats Are Valuable and Oregon Unemployment Stats Resources
Anyone interested in more unemployment stats for the state can go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website or the National Conference For State Legislation site. To see a breakdown of the state of employment in Oregon, see Oregon’s Economy at a Glance, here.
Each of these sites provides a lot of data and statistics that can serve as a helpful guide into a successful employment field in Oregon.
Oregon Unemployment News
Oregon Unemployment in the News
In spite of the stalling unemployment rate in the state, there's still some positive Oregon unemployment news. It was recently reported that the Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount would increase from $567 to $590, while the minimum would jump from $133 to $138.
These new amounts apply only to those who file for unemployment after or on July 3: those who had a previously established WBA would not receive it. This news is positive for those who are experiencing from unemployment or those who need to file soon.
This positive news is also caused by a higher wage growth in 2015, which helped make more cash available from the unemployment tax fund. Hopefully with this help, those in Oregon who need unemployment benefits will have even better resources to overcome their difficult financial situation.