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September '08 employment and business indicators

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Monday, December 01, 2008

All "latest" numbers are for September 2008 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,848.4 1,851.7 1,844.8 0.2%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 115.1 122.0 92.1 25.0%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 6.4% 6.5% 5.3% 110.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,101.0 1,100.2 1,094.8 0.6%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 5.6% 6.1% 4.6% 100.0%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 80.8 81.9 79.9 1.1%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 6.8% 6.8% 4.5% 230.0%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.3 40.3 40.1 0.6%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 4.2% 4.7% 3.9% 30.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 169.4 170.1 169.4 0.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 6.7% 6.6% 4.9% 180.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 98.5 96.2 98.9 -0.4%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 6.7% 7.6% 5.0% 170.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 186.2 187.7 185.9 0.2%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 5.5% 6.0% 4.7% 80.0%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 89.0 89.6 0.0 -0.8%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 5.8% 6.2% 5.0% 80.0%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 127.2 128.9 126.7 0.4%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 6.6% 6.9% 4.5% 210.0%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 85.7 85.7 86.1 -0.5%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 5.9% 6.2% 4.6% 130.0%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (October) 3,607 4,518 10,737 -66.4%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (October) 1,579 2,172 5,361 -70.5%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (October) 54 55 76 -29.4%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (October) 36 37 60 -39.4%
New business corporations New filings (October) 855 766 1,020 -16.2%
Limited liability companies New filings (October) 1,934 1,866 2,360 -18.1%
Business bankruptcies New filings (October) 46 48 22 109.1%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (October) 1,281 1,116 824 55.5%

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