July 22, 2014
Hood River Countyâ€™s unemployment rankings have had their ups and downs since 2000, but last monthâ€™s data from the Oregon Employment Department show Hood River County has surpassed Benton County to have the lowest seasonally adjusted employment rate in the state. In this chart, the more variable line represents Hood River Countyâ€™s unemployment rate for every month since January 2000. The less variable line is Benton County. The y-axis represents unemployment ranking.
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Hood River County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage point in June to 5.2 percent, which was good enough to rank as Oregon’s lowest, just below Benton County’s 5.3 percent.