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January '08 employment and business filing indicators

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008
All "latest" numbers are for January 2008 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,811.9 1,828.5 1,794.8 1.0%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 121.6 104.9 112.2 8.4%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 5.5% 5.4% 5.1% 0.4%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,096.4 1,105.3 1,080.1 1.5%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 5.5% 4.8% 5.3% 0.2%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 77.2 77.9 76.1 1.5%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 7.6% 6.1% 5.5% 2.1%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.5 41.4 40.1 1.0%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 4.4% 3.8% 4.6% -0.2%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 170.5 172.1 170.4 0.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 6.1% 5.4% 5.9% 0.2%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 95.0 97.6 94.2 0.8%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 7.6% 5.9% 6.5% 1.1%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 175.8 178.2 174.8 0.6%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 6.4% 5.5% 6.2% 0.2%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 86.0 86.3 85.5 0.6%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 7.4% 6.6% 6.9% 0.5%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 120.2 121.1 119.0 1.1%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 7.7% 6.2% 6.0% 1.7%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 80.2 81.0 80.4 -0.2%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 8.8% 7.0% 8.0% 0.8%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (February) 7,540 7,926 14,532 -48.1%
Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (February) 4,575 5,345 6,916 -33.8%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (February) 3,193 3,402 7,019 -54.5%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (February) 59 52 70 -15.2%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (February) 40 34 49 -18.3%
New business corporations New filings (February) 935 1,117 998 -6.3%
Limited liability companies New filings (February) 2,058 2,333 2,029 1.4%
Business bankruptcies New filings (February) 16 16 17 -5.9%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (February) 785 617 604 30.0%

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