January '07 employment and business filing indicators

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Sunday, April 01, 2007

All "latest" numbers are for January 2007 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,790.9 1,805.0 1,748.9 2.4%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 114.8 98.2 113.8 0.9%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 5.2% 5.4% 5.5% -0.3%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,075.9 1,086.6 1,050.8 2.4%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 5.4% 4.6% 5.5% -0.1%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 75.9 76.2 72.2 5.0%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 5.6% 4.5% 5.9% -0.3%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.9 41.6 40.4 1.1%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 4.7% 3.8% 5.2% -0.5%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 168.7 170.2 165.9 1.7%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 6.1% 5.2% 6.0% 0.1%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 94.7 97.9 92.4 2.5%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 6.6% 5.3% 6.7% -0.1%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 174.5 175.4 170.0 2.6%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 6.3% 5.4% 6.3% 0.0%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 85.1 85.3 84.3 0.9%

The Coast; Unemployment rate 7.1% 6.2% 7.2% -0.1%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 118.2 118.1 113.2 4.4%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 6.1% 5.0% 6.5% -0.4%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 79.9 80.1 78.0 2.5%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 8.3% 7.0% 9.4% -1.1%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (February) 14,532 14,475 20,468 -29.0%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (February) 6,916 6,869 6,991 -1.1%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (February) 7,019 6,791 8,164 -14.0%

New business corporations New filings (February) 998 1,198 1,112 -10.3%

Limited liability companies New filings (February) 2,029 2,299 2,051 -1.1%

Business bankruptcies New filings (February) 17 15 14 21.4%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (February) 604 533 334 80.8%


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