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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:

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

Serving Lane and Douglas counties

Oregon Employment Department

(541) 359-9178


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