Employment down more than expected in September

Seasonally adjusted non-farm payroll employment dropped by 120 in September to 8,990 jobs in Tillamook County, according to the Oregon Employment Department (OED).

oregon-employment-deparment-hack-attackSeasonally adjusted figures compare expected changes with actual changes.

OED reported a loss of 230 jobs was expected for the month and the county shed 350 jobs. The private sector lost all 350 jobs and government employment was unchanged. Food manufacturing cut 150 jobs, leisure and hospitality shed 120 and other industries had smaller changes.

Data shows September’s total non-farm employment was 190 more than one year before, a growth rate of 2.1 percent. The private sector added all 190 jobs. Industries adding the most jobs over the year were educational and health services (+110) and food manufacturing (+60).

Tillamook County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in September, essentially unchanged from the previous month (5.5 percent) and the year before (5.9 percent). It was about the same as the statewide rate (5.5 percent), but higher than the national rate (5 percent), according to OED officials.

OED plans to release the October county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Tuesday, Nov. 22, and the statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for October on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

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