Klamath Co. unemployment falls in August



SALEM, Ore. — The August unemployment rate in Klamath County was unchanged from July and nearly a full percent lower than in August 2011. The most recent numbers from the Oregon Employment Department show Klamath County’s August unemployment rate was 11.7 percent.

In Lake County, 13.2% are unemployed – the same as July and a half percent lower than August of last year.

The state’s average unemployment rate rose point-two percent in August compared to July, reported at 8.9 percent.

Over 22,000 remain unemployed in Klamath County and over 1.6 million in Oregon.