February '07 employment and business filing indicators...

February '07 employment and business filing indicators...


All "latest" numbers are for February 2007 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,798.0 1,790.9 1,753.1 2.6%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 118.4 114.8 120.3 -1.6%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 5.3% 5.2% 5.4% -0.1%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,079.1 1,075.9 1,052.3 2.5%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 5.6% 5.4% 5.9% -0.3%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 76.4 75.9 72.5 5.3%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 5.8% 5.6% 6.2% -0.4%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 41.3 40.9 40.2 2.7%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 5.0% 4.7% 5.8% -0.8%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 169.1 168.7 166.2 1.8%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 6.3% 6.1% 6.4% -0.1%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 95.1 94.7 92.3 3.1%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 6.9% 6.6% 7.0% -0.1%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 175.3 174.5 171.6 2.2%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 6.6% 6.3% 6.7% -0.1%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 85.9 85.1 84.6 1.6%

The Coast; Unemployment rate 7.0% 7.1% 7.3% -0.3%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 119.1 118.2 113.9 4.6%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 6.3% 6.1% 6.8% -0.5%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 80.0 79.9 78.2 2.3%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 8.2% 8.3% 9.3% -1.1%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (March) 15,688 14,532 21,916 -28.4%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (March) 7,865 6,916 7,974 -1.4%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (March) 8,624 7,019 10,267 -16.0%

New business corporations New filings (March) 1,177 998 1,230 -4.3%

Limited liability companies New filings (March) 2,376 2,029 2,187 8.6%

Business bankruptcies New filings (March) 28 17 19 47.4%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (March) 856 604 605 41.5%



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