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 in July 2016.
Source: WorkSource (Oregon Employment Department) www.qualityinfo.org