November '06 employment and business filing indicators

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

All "latest" numbers are for November 2006 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,819.6 1,821.1 1,768.0 2.9%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 96.1 85.9 103.6 -7.2%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 5.3% 5.1% 5.8% -0.5%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,084.8 1,075.7 1,056.7 2.7%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 4.7% 4.4% 5.3% -0.6%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 74.7 74.9 70.7 5.6%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 4.0% 3.5% 4.8% -0.8%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 42.4 40.8 41.4 2.3%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 4.0% 3.8% 4.5% -0.5%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 171.1 170.2 165.8 3.2%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 5.1% 4.7% 5.5% -0.4%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 99.2 98.9 96.8 2.4%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 4.9% 4.4% 5.1% -0.2%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 178.0 179.6 172.9 2.9%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 5.2% 4.6% 5.6% -0.4%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 88.7 90.3 86.5 2.5%

The Coast; Unemployment rate 5.8% 4.8% 6.4% -0.6%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 116.8 118.4 111.8 4.4%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 4.5% 3.9% 5.4% -0.9%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 82.3 84.7 81.4 1.2%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 6.1% 5.0% 6.9% -0.8%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (December) 12,885 15,350 17,306 -25.5%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (December) 5,992 6,868 6,811 -12.0%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (December) 6,033 7,025 7,283 -17.2%

New business corporations New filings (December) 1,125 991 1,004 12.1%

Limited liability companies New filings (December) 2,017 1,945 1,834 10.0%

Business bankruptcies New filings  (December) 27 23 8 237.5%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (December) 554 629 158 250.6%


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