May '08 employment and business indicators

May '08 employment and business indicators

All "latest" numbers are for May 2008 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,836.5 1,833.7 1,822.1 0.8%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 102.5 107.1 90.9 12.8%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 5.6% 5.4% 5.1% 50.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,099.6 1,103.3 1,087.4 1.1%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 5.0% 5.0% 4.5% 50.0%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 79.7 78.9 78.3 1.8%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 6.1% 6.7% 4.3% 180.0%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 41.4 41.3 41.0 0.8%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 3.5% 3.8% 3.5% 0.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 173.0 172.6 171.6 0.9%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 5.2% 5.4% 4.7% 50.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 95.8 95.7 95.7 0.2%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 6.7% 7.0% 5.0% 170.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 180.3 179.6 179.6 0.4%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 5.3% 5.6% 5.0% 30.0%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 87.3 86.8 87.7 -0.4%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 5.4% 6.0% 5.0% 40.0%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 123.4 122.9 122.0 1.2%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 6.2% 6.7% 4.6% 160.0%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 83.5 82.4 83.8 -0.3%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 6.1% 6.6% 5.4% 70.0%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (June) 6,450 6,795 14,933 -56.8%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (June) 3,366 3,747 9,076 -62.9%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (June) 59 58 85 -30.1%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (June) 35 36 59 -40.4%
New business corporations New filings (June) 957 878 1,021 -6.3%
Limited liability companies New filings (June) 2,089 2,024 2,177 -4.0%
Business bankruptcies New filings (June) 27 28 27 0.0%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (June) 1,047 995 752 39.2%

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