July '07 employment and business filing indicators

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Monday, October 01, 2007
All "latest" numbers are for July 2007 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,833.9 1,841.7 1,818.0 0.9%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 103.4 98.0 103.3 0.1%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 5.5% 5.1% 5.4% 0.1%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,084.3 1,085.7 1,070.0 1.3%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 5.2% 4.8% 5.2% 0.0%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 80.4 79.9 77.8 3.3%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 4.6% 4.4% 4.2% 0.4%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.2 42.1 39.6 1.4%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 4.7% 3.9% 5.1% -0.4%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 167.6 171.2 167.1 0.3%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 5.5% 5.1% 5.8% -0.3%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 94.9 96.9 93.4 1.7%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 6.1% 5.6% 6.0% 0.1%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 184.7 183.0 182.6 1.2%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 5.4% 5.2% 5.6% -0.2%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 89.0 89.1 88.9 0.2%

The Coast; Unemployment rate 5.7% 5.3% 5.9% -0.2%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 132.5 129.0 133.0 -0.4%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 4.7% 4.6% 4.3% 0.4%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 84.0 85.5 83.9 0.1%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 5.6% 5.5% 6.0% -0.4%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (August) 14,069 14,625 22,827 -38.4%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (August) 7,324 7,509 9,086 -19.4%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (August) 8,632 8,817 11,676 -26.1%

Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (August) 84 77 71 17.8%

Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (August) 60 53 49 22.2%

New business corporations New filings (August) 1,054 977 1,088 -3.1%

Limited liability companies New filings (August) 2,204 2,047 1,988 10.9%

Business bankruptcies New filings (August) 19 23 23 -17.4%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (August) 778 737 646 20.4%

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