Brian Rooney

Oregon Employment Department

Lane County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in January. This is the lowest it’s been since the state started tracking it in 1990.

Oregon Employment Department

The employment outlook in Lane County is positive as the New Year gets started.

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Unemployment went up last month in Lane County. The rate rose from 4.8% in May to 5.5% in June.

Oregon Employment Department

The unemployment rate in Lane and Douglas Counties continues to drop. The economy is getting better and more people are retiring.

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Over the past year, the region’s economy has improved. Oregon has seen a 3.3 percent increase in job growth. As the New Year begins, a state economist is cautiously optimistic.

Oregon Employment Department

In both Lane and Douglas Counties, the unemployment rate was down last month.

Lane County Adds Jobs in August

Sep 23, 2015
Oregon Employment Department

Lane County’s unemployment rate decreased slightly in August. It’s the first decrease after three consecutive increases.

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Unemployment is up in Lane and Douglas counties. But as KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports, the numbers can be deceptive.

Both counties have seen increases in seasonally adjusted unemployment rates at the same time they’re *adding jobs.

Brian Rooney is a Regional Economist. He says the rate of joblessness can be volatile this time of year with schools out for summer break. People can come from outside the county to compete for available jobs. And, some employees just decide to quit.

Unemployment rates continue to drop in Lane and Douglas counties. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert speaks with a regional economist about the growth trend and what it means for communities.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Lane County is the lowest since June of 2008. Douglas County is trending about the same, seeing its second consecutive month with job growth.

Brian Rooney watches tracks employment in both regions. He says growth brings a mixed bag of benefits.

Unemployment Rates Drop In Oregon Counties

Jan 26, 2015

Unemployment rates fell in the month of December for several Oregon counties. Recent numbers show Lane County's rate at six point seven percent, Deschutes at seven point six percent and Douglas at nine point three percent.

Deschutes and Douglas rates remain well above the statewide average. Regional Labor Economist Brian Rooney explains why:

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