A key indicator of Oregon's Southwest Coast economy shows the Curry County seasonably adjusted unemployment rate at 5.6 percent.
The Oregon Employment Department report released Tuesday, Nov. 19, lists 8,536 employed and 411 unemployed in October.
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in October 2018 in Curry County was at 6.2 percent.
Curry County's total nonfarm payroll fell by 130 jobs over the month. A loss of 100 jobs in leisure and hospitality accounted for most of the reduction. Retail trade employment slipped by 20 jobs over the month.
There was little change among the rest of Curry County’s private-sector industries. Government employment fell by 30 jobs in October, with federal, state, and local government each shedding 10 jobs. Curry County's nonfarm employment gained 10 jobs over the year.
Industries adding jobs included manufacturing (+40); private education and health services (+20); and financial activities (+20). On the other hand, job losses were estimated in leisure and hospitality (-40),and mining and logging (-20). Government employment fell by 20 jobs since October 2018, with a loss of 10 in both state and local government.
Coos County's total payroll employment rose by 110 jobs in October. Local government education employment continued its seasonal upturn,adding 200 jobs. Manufacturing employment increased by 20 jobs in October. Job losses were estimated in leisure and hospitality (-80); local government excluding education and tribal (-30); and food and beverage stores (-20). Other published industries showed little change in October.
Coos County had an estimated gain of 430 jobs over the year ending in October.Industries gaining jobs included leisure and hospitality (+130); retail trade (+100); professional and business services (+80);and construction (+50).
Job losses were estimated in wood product manufacturing (-60); mining and logging (-40);and transportation, warehousing, and utilities (-40). Government employment rose by 150 over the year, with gains in Indian tribal local government (+50); state government (+50); and local government excluding education and tribal (+50).
The employment department reports Coos County had 1,172 unemployed and 25,097 employed in October, with a seasonally adjusted jobless rate at 5.2 percent.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October 2018 was 5.5 percent.