Malheur County Employment Numbers, 210 New Jobs (July 2016 - July 2015)

Nonfarm payroll employment in Malheur County increased by 210 jobs over the year. The private sector provided the majority of growth and was led by manufacturing (+110) and education and health services (+80). The public sector slipped by ten jobs for the year; state government rose by 40 jobs while local government dropped 40 and federal government dropped 10. Between June and July, total nonfarm employment dropped by 410 jobs. Local government shed 400 jobs as schools in the county let out for summer vacation. The civilian labor force added 675 people over the year, moving from 11,954 to 12,629. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped from 6.6 percent in July 2015 to 6.1 percent

Resources Abound to Help Local Employers

Success in economic development is about forming partnerships to provide the resources employers need. In Malheur County, companies are often surprised to find out about the many resources available. From startups to established companies, your local partners can assist you on multiple fronts to grow, strengthen or expand your business. These resources are no-cost and confidential. Seeking employees: If you are a business in search of new employees, stop by the local WorkSource Oregon office. Did you know WorkSource Oregon is willing to come to your business to learn firsthand about your company and labor needs? From there, you can give WorkSource Oregon a list of qualities and requirements