Multnomah County, OR monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Multnomah County, OR monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Multnomah County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Multnomah County had a 2.7% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.7 percentage point decrease from a month ago. Oregon reported a 3.7% unemployment rate in May, which is the 13th highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Portland, OR metropolitan area was 2.9%, which is 0.2 percentage points higher than Multnomah County. Portland has the 412th lowest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Oregon
#1. Grant County: 5.3%
#2. Lake County: 4.9%
#3. Crook County: 4.4%
#4. Wallowa County: 4.2%
#5. Klamath County: 4.1%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Oregon
#1. Benton County: 2.2%
#1. Gilliam County: 2.2%
#1. Wheeler County: 2.2%
#4. Hood River County: 2.3%
#5. Washington County: 2.4%

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