Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment decreased by 60 in November to 18,310 jobs. Seasonally adjusted figures compare expected changes with actual changes. A loss of 190 jobs was expected for the month, but the county shed 250 jobs. The private sector employment dropped by 290 jobs, and government employment rose by 40. Leisure and hospitality and food manufacturing each shed 160 jobs, and construction cut 50. Retail trade added 60 jobs ahead of the holiday shopping season. Local government education added 60 jobs. Other industries had smaller changes.
November’s total nonfarm employment was 230 more than one year before, a growth rate of 1.3 percent. The private sector added 250 jobs, and government employment fell by 20. Industries adding the most jobs over the year were leisure and hospitality (+240), food manufacturing (+80), and construction (+50). Local government education added 40 jobs over the year. Lincoln County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in November, essentially the same as the previous month (4.9%), but lower than the year before (5.3%). The rate was higher than the statewide rate (4.2%) and the national rate (4.1%).
Information provided by Oregon Employment Department