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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
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
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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