August '07 employment and business filing indicators

August '07 employment and business filing indicators

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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