November '06 employment and business filing indicators

November '06 employment and business filing indicators


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%