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November 2017 Economic Indicators

November 29, 2017

Good morning Economic Indicators fans!


It seems that this little holiday called Thanksgiving has thrown off my schedule a bit! Now that I’m back on track, here is the November 2017 set of Economic Indicators for Southwestern Oregon. Inside this month’s edition:


  • Decreasing unemployment rates over-the-year across our three counties, as well as the State of Oregon.


  • Over-the-year job gains continue to remain positive for Coos and Douglas counties. Curry County experienced a decrease in the number of jobs over-the-year, most notably in Leisure and Hospitality (likely the slowdown in tourism activity).


  • Graph of the Month!

This edition’s GOTM is my attempt at making our data a little bit easier to conceptualize – a different take on unemployment rather than the unemployment rate itself! I’ve created charts for Coos and Curry counties, as well, so feel free to contact me if you would like a copy of the graphs for either Coos, Curry, or Douglas County.


To view more of our publications on Southwestern Oregon’s counties, please visit our area’s website at



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Greetings Economic Indicators fans!

Key takeaways from this month’s indicators are:

- The year-over-year unemployment rate decreased in Curry County and held steady in Coos and Douglas counties. Curry County experienced a record-low unemployment rate for the third straight month.

- All three counties experienced year-over-year growth in total nonfarm employment levels. 

- This edition’s Graph of the Month:  Check out “South Coast...