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South Coast Economic Indicators - August 2023

August’s South Coast indicators with the latest July data can also be viewed by following this QualityInfo link.


South Coast Oregon’s Economy

Coos County gained 680 jobs over the year in July 2023 and Curry County employment gained 180 jobs. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.4% in both Coos County and Curry County. You can find the latest South Coast Employment Press Release that dives deeper into industry specific employment details here:

Special Topic: Unemployed and Insured in the South Coast

Continued claims reflect the current number of insured unemployed workers filing for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. A continued UI claimant is a person who has already filed an initial claim and who has experienced a week of unemployment, then files a continued claim to claim benefits for that week of unemployment. For more information on continued claims in your county, check out this week’s monthly graph.

The number of continued UI claims in Curry County has been decreasing since the start of 2023, however, UI claims increased by 17% in July.

Good Labor Market Reads on Quality Info


Thanks for reading, don’t hesitate to reach out with data questions or if you have a suggestion for the next special topic!


Carlos D. Diaz

Workforce Analyst/ Economist


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