Coos and Curry Indicators - October 2022
My name is Carlos Diaz, and as the new Southwestern Oregon Workforce Economist I’m thrilled to bring you all the Southwestern Economic Indicators for October using the latest September data.
You can also find them available using this QualityInfo link.
The South Coast Economy:
Since September of 2021, Coos lost 170 jobs and Curry added a total of 90. Industries that saw slight jobs gains in Coos County were wholesale trade (+40 jobs) and retail trade (+40 jobs), while professional & business services saw losses of 70 jobs. Curry County employment gains were led by leisure & hospitality (+80 jobs) and trade, transportation, & utilities (+20 jobs). From August to September 2022, unemployment rates ticked up at the statewide level and in both Coos and Curry.
Map of the Month: Workers’ Commuting Patterns in Coos County
This month we take a look at the inflow/outflow counts for workers’ commuting patterns in 2019. The large majority, 70%, of workers in Coos County both live and work within the county. The same is true for Curry County where 66% of total workers live and work in the county, however, Curry has a larger percentage of total workers than Coos that commute from outside county limits to work.
Articles of Interest:
Employment among Oregon’s Veterans by Luke Coury on Quality Info
Working from Home since COVID- the New York Experiment by Lynn Wallis on Quality Info
Did COVID-19 Change Retirement Timing? By Daniel Thompson on Census Publications
I look forward to continue to bring you all the latest monthly info for the South Coast counties of Oregon. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any data questions or to further explore any mentioned topics!
Carlos D. Diaz
Serving Coos, Curry, Jackson, and Josephine Counties
(541) 414-5325 | Carlos.D.Diaz@employ.oregon.gov