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Douglas County Economic Indicators - April 2023

The April edition of the Douglas County Economic Indicators is also available on Quality Info.


Douglas County lost a slight number of jobs over the year. Industries such as health care and other services added jobs, although leisure and hospitality and professional and business services declined. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.6%, up over the year but down slightly from the month before.


The special graph this month looks at summer jobs for young workers. Summer jobs for young workers in Douglas and Oregon are less common than they used to be, although a wave of hiring and tight 2021 labor market made for the highest level of teens working since 2007.



As the weather warms up and 2022 data is released, it will be interesting to see if this trend continues into this year and young workers are hired at levels more in line with two decades ago.


This month’s articles included:                                                                                   


As always, the Indicators contain all the latest economic data on our area. If you have a data question or want to learn more about any of these topics, please don’t hesitate to reach out.


Henry L. Fields

Workforce Analyst/Economist

Oregon Employment Department

(541) 359-9178


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