Crook County's unemployment is around 12 and a half percent, Jefferson County is around 10 and a half percent and Deschutes County is below ten percent.
Regional Economist Damon Runberg.
"Dropping down in August to 9.9 percent from 10 percent is not significantly a change, but it is a milestone that unemployment is within single digits for the first time in five years. Psychologiclaly is is a bit of a boost and a milestone for us to hit."
Statewide, Oregon is experiencing the same stagnation as central Oregon.
The state's unemployment rate of 8.1 percent in August was actually up from 8 percent in July.