April '08 employment and business indicators

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008
All "latest" numbers are for April 2008 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,833.1 1,821.9 1,813.4 1.1%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 108.3 121.6 97.0 11.6%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 5.5% 5.6% 5.0% 0.5
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,103.5 1,099.4 1,085.2 1.7%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 5.0% 5.5% 4.7% 0.3
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 78.9 77.7 77.4 1.9%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 6.8% 7.8% 4.6% 2.2
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 41.0 41.1 40.8 0.5%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 3.9% 4.4% 3.9% 0.0
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 172.4 171.4 171.3 0.6%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 5.4% 6.1% 5.1% 0.3
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 95.7 94.8 95.0 0.8%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 7.1% 7.8% 5.5% 1.6
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 179.7 179.1 178.2 0.8%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 5.7% 6.3% 5.4% 0.3
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 86.7 86.0 86.6 0.1%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 6.1% 6.9% 5.6% 0.5
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 122.8 121.6 121.2 1.4%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 6.8% 7.8% 4.8% 2.0
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 82.5 81.5 82.5 0.0%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 6.7% 7.9% 6.1% 0.6
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (May) 6,795 7,062 15,025 -54.8%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (May) 3,747 3,481 9,986 -62.5%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (May) 58 56 85 -31.9%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (May) 36 36 59 -39.4%
New business corporations New filings (May) 878 1,099 1,044 -15.9%
Limited liability companies New filings (May) 2,024 2,234 2,170 -6.7%
Business bankruptcies New filings (May) 28 38 19 47.4%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (May) 995 965 775 28.4%

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