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Sunday, February 01, 2009
FEBRUARY 2009: INDICATORS, THE STATE WE'RE IN

All "latest" numbers are for November 2008 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,826.2 1,841.4 1,849.0 -1.2%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 156.4 132.4 98.2 59.2%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 8.1% 7.2% 5.4% 270.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,102.4 1,104.0 1,111.2 -0.8%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 7.2% 6.3% 4.7% 250.0%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 77.5 79.6 78.6 -1.3%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 9.9% 8.0% 5.4% 450.0%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 41.6 41.5 42.1 -1.2%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 5.6% 4.9% 3.7% 190.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 170.6 171.2 173.5 -1.7%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 8.4% 7.4% 5.0% 340.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 98.0 99.0 99.8 -1.8%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 8.7% 7.4% 5.2% 350.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 180.0 180.3 181.8 -1.0%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 7.8% 6.6% 5.1% 270.0%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 85.7 87.2 0.0 -2.4%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 8.7% 7.1% 5.8% 290.0%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 120.6 124.1 122.1 -1.3%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 9.6% 7.7% 5.5% 410.0%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 82.7 85.0 83.2 -0.6%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 8.2% 6.5% 5.8% 240.0%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (December) 1,672 2,776 6,869 -75.7%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (December) 686 1,106 3,528 -80.6%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (December) 50 54 62 -19.0%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (December) 25 34 36 -30.4%
New business corporations New filings (December) 895 672 1,048 -14.6%
Limited liability companies New filings (December) 1,854 1,488 2,280 -18.7%
Business bankruptcies New filings (December) 65 42 19 242.1%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (December) 972 1,029 632 53.8%

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