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Douglas County Economic Indicators - June 2022

The June 2022 Douglas County Economic Indicators are out now and also available at this link.

Douglas County employment has increased by 100 jobs over the year from May 2021. The county has regained 71% of the jobs lost in early 2020, and unemployment edged down to 4.5% in May which is extraordinarily low for the area.

One interesting point of growth in the last year is the leisure and hospitality industry. Summer is upon us and the demand for travel and leisure is increasing. The graph this month looks at employment in the sector over the last 3 years.

The graph looks back at the last May before the 2020 recession for its baseline, which helps account for the fact that leisure and hospitality employment is heavily seasonal. May 2022 Douglas County leisure and hospitality employment (the purple line) is higher than it was in May 2019. That’s not the case for the state, which still has about a 7% gap.

This month’s articles included:

- Priced Out Oregon Households 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

Workforce Analyst/Economist

Serving Lane and Douglas counties

Oregon Employment Department


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