Douglas County Economic Indicators - January 2023
The first Douglas County Economic Indicators of the new year are attached and available on Quality Info along with Coos and Curry counties.
Over the course of 2022, Douglas County employment grew by 1%, or 390 jobs. Most industries grew modestly over the year, although professional and business services lost jobs. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose 0.5 percentage points, and now sits at 5.6%.
The graph of the month takes a look at workers by sex in the Douglas County workforce.
If you look across the economy, 48% of all workers are female. However, there’s a broad range by industry – 76% of health care and social assistance workers are female, whereas only 15% of mining and quarrying workers are.
This month’s articles included:
New Data: Learning and Earnings in Douglas and Lane on Quality Info
Fall 2022 Hiring Among Oregon’s Private Employers on Quality Info
Oregon Population Growth 2022 on Oregon Office of Economic Analysis blog
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
Serving Lane and Douglas counties
Oregon Employment Department