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Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow Local unemployment numbers rise in October

Local unemployment numbers rise in October

Unemployment in Union and Wallowa counties rose in October, according to the latest reports from the Oregon Department of Employment.

The department said joblessness in Union County came in at a non-seasonally adjusted 7.9 percent, up a few ticks from September’s 7.5 percent. 

Wallowa County saw a heftier jump in unemployment, recording a rate of 8 percent. 

In September, Wallowa County unemployment stood at 6.6 percent.

In Union County, several employment sectors reported job losses for October, including retail trade, which shed 40 jobs, and manufacturing, which gave up 30. The department reported a big jump in state government hiring, however, with 380 jobs added.

The department noted that the job count number in Union County was up. In October, 10,120 people were working in non-farm jobs, compared to 9,840 the previous month. In October 2011, non-farm jobs in the county numbered 10,010.

The job totals in Wallowa County fell by 120 from September to October. Total non-farm employment in October stood at 2,430; in September it was 2,550.

Wholesale and retail trade in Wallowa County lost 30 jobs in October, as did trade, transportation and utilities. Wallowa County leisure and hospitality trade in tourism-reported losing 20 jobs for the month.

Elsewhere in Eastern Oregon, Baker County reported an 8.4 percent unemployment rate. 

Joblessness stood at 7 percent in Umatilla County, 7.8 percent in Malheur County, 10.9 percent in Grant County and 7.6 percent in Morrow County.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Oregon in October was 8.6 percent, slightly better than September’s 8.7. 

In the United States, seasonally-adjusted unemployment was 7.5 percent, compared to 7.6 percent in September.

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