January '07 employment and business filing indicators

January '07 employment and business filing indicators


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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