Overall unemployment rate moved up to 3.5% with the biggest shift in Restaurants & Hotels, which gained 700 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Bend-Redmond, OR market declined by 356 jobs in June and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 60 bps to 3.5%. The national unemployment rate increased by 46 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Bend-Redmond, OR unemployment rate is 34 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 220 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in June versus prior month by 2.3% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Bend-Redmond, OR Unemployment June 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 1.3% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 17,200; +300
  • Education & Healthcare: 15,400; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 14,700; +700
  • Business Services: 10,300; no change
  • Government: 9,700; -100
  • Construction, Mining: 8,400; +100
  • Manufacturing: 6,000; no change
  • Financial Services: 5,600; no change
  • Other Jobs: 3,100; +100
  • IT & Development: 1,700; no change
Bend-Redmond, OR Unemployment by Industry June 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through June 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on August 3, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.