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June '08 employment and business indicators

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Monday, September 01, 2008
All "latest" numbers are for June 2008 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,848.9 1,835.7 1,840.4 0.5%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 107.1 101.4 99.1 8.1%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 5.5% 5.6% 5.2% 30.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,094.5 1,094.7 1,085.8 0.8%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 5.3% 4.9% 4.9% 40.0%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 80.7 79.8 79.5 1.5%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 6.1% 6.1% 4.5% 160.0%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 41.3 41.4 41.0 0.7%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 3.8% 3.4% 4.1% -30.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 172.7 173.0 172.4 0.1%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 5.4% 5.2% 5.1% 30.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 96.7 96.1 96.2 0.5%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 6.7% 6.6% 5.6% 110.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 183.8 181.1 183.5 0.1%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 5.5% 5.2% 5.3% 20.0%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 88.6 87.9 0.0 -0.5%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 5.4% 5.3% 5.4% 0.0%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 129.4 123.8 128.8 0.4%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 6.1% 6.1% 4.7% 140.0%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 85.9 83.7 86.5 -0.7%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 5.6% 6.0% 5.4% 20.0%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (July) 5,450 6,450 14,625 -62.7%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (July) 2,923 3,366 8,817 -66.8%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (July) 58 64 77 -24.1%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (July) 36 39 53 -31.8%
New business corporations New filings (July) 923 957 970 -4.8%
Limited liability companies New filings (July) 1,952 2,089 2,047 -4.6%
Business bankruptcies New filings (July) 23 27 23 0.0%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (July) 1,191 1,047 737 61.6%

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