Southwestern Oregon Economic Indicators March 2021 (February 2021 Data)

Here are the Economic Indicators for March.

Coos County total payroll fell by 1,030 jobs over the year, a drop of 4.4%.

Curry County payroll fell by 430 jobs a loss of 6.5% over the year.

Douglas County payroll fell by 1,480 jobs as a loss of 3.8% over the year.


For the feature of the month I have included the status of the Unemployment rate throughout the state. This can be found here in the February Employment news release.


There have been so many great articles on Quality Info that you can find here:

Who is included in Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Calculation? By Tracy Morrissette

Oregon’s unemployment rate and jobs numbers – two measures of the labor market By Tracy Morrissette

Here is a great year in review article by Gail Krumenauer: From peak to pandemic: 2020 year in review.


Polly Farrimond | Workforce Analyst, Economist | Oregon Employment Department

Jackson, Josephine, Lake, Klamath, Coos, Curry and Douglas Counties

541-414-5325 | polly.a.farrimond@oregon.gov

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