September '07 employment and business filing indicators

September '07 employment and business filing indicators

All "latest" numbers are for September 2007 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,849.4 1,844.2 1,814.2 1.9%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 91.9 99.0 92.0 -0.1%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 5.3% 5.4% 5.4% -0.1%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,096.0 1,090.4 1,071.2 2.3%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 4.6% 5.0% 4.7% -0.1%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 80.2 80.9 77.7 3.2%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 4.4% 4.6% 3.9% 0.5%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 41.2 40.8 40.3 2.3%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 3.8% 4.4% 4.5% -0.7%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 168.8 172.0 167.0 1.0%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 4.9% 5.3% 5.1% -0.2%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 99.7 96.7 97.4 2.3%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 4.9% 5.7% 4.9% 0.0%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 185.5 185.4 182.0 2.0%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 4.7% 5.2% 4.9% -0.2%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 89.8 89.5 88.7 1.2%

The Coast; Unemployment rate 5.0% 5.5% 5.4% -0.4%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 127.2 128.3 123.7 2.9%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 4.4% 4.8% 4.1% 0.3%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 86.2 85.4 84.6 1.9%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 4.7% 5.2% 5.1% -0.4%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (October) 10,737 13,929 21,424 -49.9%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (October) 6,660 7,457 8,309 -19.8%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (October) 5,361 6,751 8,642 -38.0%

Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (October) 83 86 74 12.1%

Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (October) 59 61 52 12.6%

New business corporations New filings (October) 1,031 829 1,000 3.1%

Limited liability companies New filings (October) 2,360 1,973 1,997 18.2%

Business bankruptcies New filings (October) 22 16 22 0.0%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (October) 824 671 609 35.3%


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