July '08 employment and business indicators

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008
All "latest" numbers are for July 2008 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,856.1 1,848.8 1,842.5 0.7%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 114.0 106.1 100.6 13.3%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 6.0% 5.5% 5.3% 70.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,100.7 1,094.4 1,091.2 0.9%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 5.6% 5.3% 5.0% 60.0%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 82.0 80.7 80.4 2.0%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 6.2% 6.1% 4.5% 170.0%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.0 41.3 39.5 1.3%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 4.4% 3.8% 4.6% -20.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 170.6 172.8 169.2 0.9%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 6.2% 5.4% 5.3% 90.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 95.0 96.6 94.6 0.4%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 7.0% 6.7% 5.9% 110.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 187.1 184.3 185.9 0.6%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 5.8% 5.4% 5.3% 50.0%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 89.3 88.5 0.0 0.2%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 5.8% 5.4% 5.5% 30.0%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 133.7 129.4 133.0 0.6%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 6.0% 6.0% 4.6% 140.0%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 85.1 85.8 85.6 -0.6%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 6.4% 5.6% 5.3% 110.0%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (August) 5,532 5,450 14,069 -60.7%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (August) 2,987 2,923 8,632 -65.4%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (August) 65 61 84 -22.9%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (August) 39 37 60 -34.6%
New business corporations New filings (August) 830 923 1,040 -20.2%
Limited liability companies New filings (August) 1,796 1,952 2,204 -18.5%
Business bankruptcies New filings (August) 36 23 19 89.5%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (August) 1,011 1,191 778 29.9%

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