December '06 employment and business filing indicators

December '06 employment and business filing indicators


All "latest" numbers are for December 2006 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,798.4 1,819.6 1,758.2 2.3%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 97.7 96.1 99.8 -2.1%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 5.4% 5.3% 5.7% -0.3%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,077.6 1,084.8 1,055.7 2.1%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 4.7% 4.7% 4.8% -0.1%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 73.7 74.7 70.4 4.7%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 4.4% 4.0% 5.2% -0.8%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 41.1 42.4 40.5 1.3%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 3.9% 4.0% 4.4% -0.5%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 170.3 171.1 165.6 2.9%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 5.1% 5.1% 5.3% -0.2%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 99.0 99.2 97.1 1.9%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 5.1% 4.9% 4.9% 0.2%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 174.8 178.0 170.5 2.5%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 5.4% 5.2% 5.5% -0.1%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 86.7 88.7 85.5 1.4%

The Coast; Unemployment rate 6.0% 5.8% 6.3% -0.3%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 115.6 116.8 111.6 3.7%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 4.9% 4.5% 5.7% -0.8%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 80.0 82.3 78.9 1.4%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 7.1% 6.1% 7.7% -0.6%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (January) 14,475 12,885 22,749 -36.4%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (January) 6,869 5,992 7,679 -10.5%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (Jan. '07) 6,791 6,033 8,079 -15.9%

New business corporations New filings (Jan. '07) 1,198 1,125 1,184 1.2%

Limited liability companies New filings (Jan. '07) 2,299 2,017 2,079 10.6%

Business bankruptcies New filings (Jan. '07) 15 27 7 114.3%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (Jan. '07) 533 554 250 113.2%