DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- State economists say Douglas County has the fifth highest unemployment rate in the state, after it rose to 12% in June.
The seasonally adjusted rate was above the statewide seasonally adjusted rate of 8.5%, as well as the national seasonally adjusted rate of 8.2%.
Resident Labor Force and Unemployment
Douglas County’s unemployment rate rose to 12.0% in June, compared with a revised 11.9% in May.
The rate this June was 1.3 percentage points lower than the 13.3% recorded in June of last year.
Douglas County had the fifth highest seasonally adjusted county unemployment rate in the state. The number of unemployed increased 308 in June and was 661 lower than June, 2011 at 5,510.
Non-farm Payroll Employment
In June, total non-farm payroll employment rose 360 when an increase of 540 was expected on a seasonal basis. Total non-farm employment dropped 70, or 0.2 percent compared with June, 2011.
Manufacturing rose 150 in June from a gain of 110 in wood products and gains of 20 each in other durable goods and non-durable goods.
In the private non-manufacturing sectors in June, there were seasonal gains in construction (+60) and leisure and hospitality (+120). Elsewhere, there were gains in mining and logging (+30), wholesale trade (+10), retail trade (+40) transportation, warehousing and utilities (+20), financial activities (+10) and professional and business services (+60). There was a loss in private education and health services (-10).
Government decreased by 130 in June. There were gains in federal government (+10), state government (+20) and tribal government (+20). These gains were countered by a seasonal loss of 170 in local education and a loss of 10 in non-education local government.