May '07 employment and business filing indicators

May '07 employment and business filing indicators

All "latest" numbers are for May 2007 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,821.5 1,815.1 1,793.2 1.6%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 90.7 100.0 96.2 -5.8%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 5.0% 5.1% 5.3% -0.3%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,084.5 1,084.3 1,065.3 1.8%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 4.5% 4.8% 4.8% -0.3%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 78.4 77.8 75.9 3.3%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 4.1% 4.6% 4.2% -0.1%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 41.8 41.5 40.7 2.7%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 3.4% 4.0% 4.4% -1.0%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 170.9 170.1 168.6 1.3%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 4.7% 5.3% 5.1% -0.4%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 96.5 96.0 94.7 1.9%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 5.0% 5.6% 5.4% -0.4%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 178.8 178.4 176.4 1.4%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 5.0% 5.6% 5.3% -0.3%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 87.6 86.9 87.3 0.4%

The Coast; Unemployment rate 5.0% 5.8% 5.6% -0.6%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 121.9 121.4 118.9 2.5%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 4.5% 4.9% 4.6% -0.1%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 83.2 81.7 82.1 1.3%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 5.4% 6.5% 6.3% -0.9%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (June) 14,933 15,025 22,143 -32.6%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (June) 7,768 7,669 8,998 -13.7%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (June) 9,076 9,986 11,605 -21.8%

New business corporations New filings (June) 1,021 1,044 1,121 -8.9%

Limited liability companies New filings (June) 2,177 2,170 2,085 4.4%

Business bankruptcies New filings (June) 27 19 25 8.0%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (June) 752 775 665 13.1%


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