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Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Benton County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Benton County had a 2.2% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.4 percentage point decrease from a month ago. Oregon reported a 3.7% unemployment rate in May, which is the 13th highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Oregon
#1. Grant County: 5.3%
#2. Lake County: 4.9%
#3. Crook County: 4.4%
#4. Wallowa County: 4.2%
#5. Klamath County: 4.1%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Oregon
#1. Benton County: 2.2%
#1. Gilliam County: 2.2%
#1. Wheeler County: 2.2%
#4. Hood River County: 2.3%
#5. Washington County: 2.4%


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