Oregon’s unemployment rate ticked up one tenth of one percent in June as the pace of May’s jobs gains slowed, and declines in government and “other services” employment offset gains in manufacturing and trade/transportation/utilities. Read the full release from the Oregon Employment Department here. The Oregon Employment Department tracks payroll employment based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The Oregon Business Plan releases its own jobs data quarterly in order to track progress toward the Oregon Business Plan goal of 25, 000 net new jobs per year through 2020. The OBP jobs data incorporates payroll employment as well as self-employment, farm employment and other minor categories of employment. Oregon Business Plan jobs numbers will be released late summer or early fall and again in December 2012 for the annual Oregon Leadership Summit.