August '08 employment and business indicators

August '08 employment and business indicators


All "latest" numbers are for August 2008 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,852.3 1,858.7 1,842.8 0.5%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 123.1 113.0 97.4 26.5%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 6.5% 5.9% 5.3% 120.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,100.4 1,103.5 1,092.2 0.8%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 6.1% 5.5% 5.0% 110.0%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 82.1 82.0 80.7 1.8%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 6.8% 6.1% 4.6% 220.0%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.3 40.2 39.9 1.1%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 4.8% 4.4% 4.4% 40.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 170.2 170.7 169.5 0.4%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 6.6% 6.1% 5.2% 140.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 96.4 95.1 96.2 0.2%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 7.7% 7.0% 5.6% 210.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 187.7 187.3 186.8 0.5%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 6.1% 5.7% 5.1% 100.0%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 89.6 89.5 0.0 -0.2%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 6.3% 5.8% 5.4% 90.0%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 129.1 133.7 128.1 0.8%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 6.9% 5.9% 4.8% 210.0%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 85.8 85.1 86.0 -0.3%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 6.3% 6.3% 5.1% 120.0%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (September) 4,518 5,532 13,929 -67.6%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (September) 2,172 2,987 6,751 -67.8%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (September) 55 60 78 -29.4%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (September) 37 39 62 -40.7%
New business corporations New filings (September) 766 830 824 -7.0%
Limited liability companies New filings (September) 1,866 1,796 1,973 -5.4%
Business bankruptcies New filings (September) 48 36 16 200.0%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (September) 1,116 1,011 671 66.3%

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