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March '08 employment and business filing indicators

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Sunday, June 01, 2008
All "latest" numbers are for March 2008 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,821.8 1,807.5 1,796.1 1.4%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 123.1 106.5 113.7 8.3%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 5.7% 5.4% 5.0% 0.7%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,098.1 1,086.0 1,081.6 1.5%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 5.6% 5.0% 5.4% 0.2%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 77.8 76.7 75.8 2.6%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 7.9% 5.2% 5.7% 2.2%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 41.3 40.9 40.5 2.0%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 4.5% 4.5% 4.9% -0.4%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 171.5 171.1 170.7 0.5%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 6.2% 5.6% 6.0% 0.2%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 95.0 94.7 93.9 1.1%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 7.9% 6.3% 6.7% 1.2%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 179.2 177.6 175.8 1.9%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 6.4% 6.0% 6.4% 0.0%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 86.1 86.0 85.4 0.8%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 6.9% 6.4% 6.8% 0.1%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 121.6 120.2 118.9 2.3%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 7.8% 5.6% 6.1% 1.7%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 81.6 81.5 80.2 1.8%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 8.0% 7.1% 7.8% 0.2%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (April) 7,062 8,287 17,042 -58.6%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (April) 3,481 4,256 9,812 -64.5%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (April) 56 57 85 -34.4%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (April) 36 38 59 -39.0%
New business corporations New filings (April) 1,099 978 1,100 -0.1%
Limited liability companies New filings (April) 2,234 2,450 2,278 -1.9%
Business bankruptcies New filings (April) 38 20 16 137.5%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (April) 965 1,010 806 19.7%

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