In form similar to state and national trends, the unemployment rate is continuing trend. For Jackson County, April’s seasonally adjusted rate was reported at 9.6 percent, and 11.1 percent for Josephine County.
The Medford area gained 300 jobs last month, mostly in the leisure and hospitality sector. Over the year however, Jackson County has experienced a net loss of 100 jobs, as government sector losses have exceeded private sector gains.
In Coos County, the rate improved slightly from 10.4 to 10.3 from March to April. In Curry County, the rate fell from 11.1 to 10.8 percent.