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December '08 employment and business indicators

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Sunday, March 01, 2009
MARCH 2009: INDICATORS, THE STATE WE'RE IN
All "latest" numbers are for December 2008 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,805.2 1,826.1 1,828.5 -1.3%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 174.8 154.6 104.9 66.7%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 9.0% 8.0% 5.4% 360.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,095.8 1,102.8 1,105.3 -0.9%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 8.1% 7.1% 4.8% 330.0%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 78.0 78.5 77.9 0.1%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 11.3% 9.7% 6.1% 520.0%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.7 41.6 41.4 -1.5%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 6.2% 5.5% 3.8% 240.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 168.5 169.6 172.1 -2.1%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 9.5% 8.4% 5.4% 410.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 96.4 98.0 97.6 -1.2%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 9.9% 8.7% 5.9% 400.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 176.7 180.0 178.2 -0.9%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 8.9% 7.7% 5.5% 340.0%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 84.9 85.8 0.0 -1.6%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 9.5% 8.6% 6.6% 290.0%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 120.1 121.6 121.1 -0.8%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 11.0% 9.4% 6.2% 480.0%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 80.6 82.9 81.0 -0.4%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 10.4% 8.1% 7.0% 340.0%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (January) 2,042 1,672 7,926 -74.2%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (January) 964 686 3,402 -71.7%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (January) 44 50 64 -32.0%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (January) 21 25 35 -40.5%
New business corporations New filings (January) 880 895 1,117 -21.2%
Limited liability companies New filings (January) 2,041 1,854 2,333 -12.5%
Business bankruptcies New filings (January) 40 65 16 150.0%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (January) 895 972 617 45.1%

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