Economic Indicators for Douglas, Coos and Curry Counties August 2020

You can find the latest Economic Indicators here.

Although the Unemployment rate is going down, there is still a lot of ground to gain back since the largest number of jobs were lost in March in April of this year. Brian Rooney the Regional Economist mentioned in this Employment Press Release that in Douglas County only 31 percent of the jobs lost have been added back.

The chart of the month focuses on the challenges that working families have as parents return to work and children to school. Josh Lehner detailed this problem in his article, you can find it here. If you have not already, I would encourage you to take a look at some of his other timely articles.

If you have people looking for assistance with job search or training services I wanted to let you know that they can find help at the following locations:

Coos – 93781 Newport Lane, Coos Bay, OR 97420

Douglas – 760 NW Hill Ave Suite 102, Roseburg, OR 97471

These are two temporary locations that have been set up to meet the demands of persons looking for work and assistance. They can also reach these offices at this number: 800-822-3525

If you find the information about the labor market overwhelming, I wanted to let you know that we can respond to any data requests that you have. If you have a group that would like to receive labor and market information we can schedule a virtual meeting which is a perfect fit for these types of presentations. My contact information is below.

Take care of yourself,

Polly

Polly Farrimond | Workforce Analyst, Economist | Oregon Employment Department

Jackson, Josephine, Lake, Klamath, Coos, Curry and Douglas Counties

541-414-5325 | polly.a.farrimond@oregon.gov

Pronouns: she, her

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