February '08 employment and business filing indicators

February '08 employment and business filing indicators

All "latest" numbers are for February 2008 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,804.7 1,811.8 1,796.1 0.5%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 123.5 120.2 113.7 8.6%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 5.5% 5.5% 5.0% 0.5%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,088.9 1,095.4 1,081.6 0.7%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 5.7% 5.4% 5.4% 0.3%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 76.8 77.3 75.8 1.3%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 8.3% 7.5% 5.7% 2.6%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.7 40.5 40.5 0.7%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 4.5% 4.3% 4.9% -0.4%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 169.9 170.3 170.7 -0.5%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 6.1% 6.0% 6.0% 0.1%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 94.1 94.9 93.9 0.2%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 7.7% 7.6% 6.7% 1.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 176.6 176.2 175.8 0.4%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 6.5% 6.3% 6.4% 0.1%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 85.7 86.1 85.4 0.3%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 7.0% 7.3% 6.8% 0.2%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 120.1 120.4 118.9 1.0%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 8.2% 7.6% 6.1% 2.1%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 80.3 80.3 80.2 0.2%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 8.5% 8.7% 7.8% 0.7%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (March) 8,287 7,540 15,688 -47.2%
Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (March) 4,575 7,865 -100.0%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (March) 4,256 3,193 8,624 -50.6%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (March) 57 59 71 -19.0%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (March) 38 40 50 -23.4%
New business corporations New filings (March) 978 935 1,177 -16.9%
Limited liability companies New filings (March) 2,450 2,058 2,376 3.1%
Business bankruptcies New filings (March) 20 16 28 -28.6%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (March) 1,010 785 856 18.0%

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