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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Between March 2008 and March 2009, the state unemployment rate rose from 5.1% to 9.7%. Unemployment rates grew in every metropolitan area of the state as well, as shown by the table below:

UPDATE: I neglected to include the unemployment rate for the Washington side of the Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton metropolitan area. It went from 6.3 percent in March 2008 to 13.8 percent in March 2009.

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