August '07 employment and business filing indicators

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Thursday, November 01, 2007
All "latest" numbers are for August 2007 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,844.2 1,833.9 1,823.2 1.2%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 99.0 103.4 101.1 -2.1%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 5.4% 5.5% 5.4% 0.0%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,090.4 1,084.3 1,075.4 1.4%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 5.0% 5.2% 5.2% -0.2%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 80.9 80.4 78.7 2.9%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 4.6% 4.6% 4.1% 0.5%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.8 40.2 40.3 1.2%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 4.4% 4.7% 4.9% -0.5%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 172.0 167.6 168.0 2.4%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 5.3% 5.5% 5.6% -0.3%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 96.7 94.9 95.2 1.6%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 5.7% 6.1% 5.8% -0.1%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 185.4 184.7 183.8 0.9%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 5.2% 5.4% 5.4% -0.2%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 89.5 89.0 89.9 -0.4%

The Coast; Unemployment rate 5.5% 5.7% 5.8% -0.3%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 128.3 132.5 126.1 1.7%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 4.8% 4.7% 4.7% 0.1%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 85.4 84.0 84.9 0.6%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 5.2% 5.6% 5.7% -0.5%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (September) 13,929 14,069 20,944 -33.5%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (September) 7,457 7,324 8,793 -15.2%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (September) 6,751 8,632 9,246 -27.0%

Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (September) 86 84 72 19.5%

Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (September) 61 60 51 20.2%

New business corporations New filings (September) 829 1,054 929 -10.8%

Limited liability companies New filings (September) 1,973 2,204 1,753 12.5%

Business bankruptcies New filings (September) 16 19 24 -33.3%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (September) 671 778 602 11.5%


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