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Douglas County Economic Indicators - June 2023

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


Douglas County employment was essentially flat over the year. Growth in leisure and hospitality and other services was offset by losses in industries such as manufacturing and professional services. The unemployment rate was 5.1% on a seasonally adjusted basis.


A huge topic of discussion in recent years has been population growth and changes in migration trends across the U.S. Douglas County has relied on steady population growth for decades as a way to grow its workforce as well as local demand for goods and services, although 2020 significantly disrupted the status quo everywhere across the U.S. Using the most recent tax migration data from the IRS, which shows differences in tax filing locations between two years, is one way to look at recent growth in Douglas County.


Douglas County had a greater inflow than outflow, both from within Oregon and out of state. The largest county to county flows, both in and out, were with nearby Oregon counties. Lane in particular saw a lot of county-to-county migration, particularly in Douglas’s direction. Population centers in nearby states tended to be the largest senders and receivers of residents outside of Oregon. Counties containing California metros, as well as Phoenix, AZ, and Vancouver, WA saw some of the largest concentrations of flows with Douglas County.


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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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