Unemployment numbers are down in Klamath and Lake counties

oregon employment department


KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The numbers for unemployment are out for Klamath County, and the situation has improved slightly.

Klamath County unemployment has dropped from 11.6 percent last August to 10.9 percent this August.

Lake County has also a drop going from 12.8 percent last year, to 12 percent this year.

A dozen counties have unemployment rates at or above 10 percent, well above the statewide average of 8.1 percent.

Around 150,000 Oregonians were reportedly unemployed last month.