October '06 employment and business filing indicators

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Monday, January 01, 2007

All "latest" numbers are for October 2006 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,821.1 1,801.9 1,775.2 2.6%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 85.9 90.9 98.3 -12.7%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 5.1% 5.4% 5.9% -0.8%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,075.7 1,058.1 1,051.6 2.3%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 4.4% 4.8% 5.1% -0.7%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 74.9 75.2 71.6 4.6%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 3.5% 3.7% 4.5% -1.0%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.8 39.6 40.3 1.3%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 3.8% 4.4% 4.4% -0.6%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 170.2 165.6 166.4 2.3%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 4.7% 5.1% 5.2% -0.5%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 98.9 97.5 96.4 2.7%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 4.4% 4.7% 4.9% -0.5%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 179.6 181.3 175.6 2.3%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 4.6% 4.8% 5.2% -0.6%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 90.3 90.3 88.0 2.7%

The Coast; Unemployment rate 4.8% 5.1% 5.7% -0.9%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 118.4 120.9 114.4 3.5%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 3.9% 4.0% 4.8% -0.9%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 84.7 84.4 83.9 1.0%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 5.0% 5.2% 6.0% -1.0%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (November) 15,350 21,424 20,217 -24.1%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (November) 6,868 8,309 7,169 -4.2%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (November) 7,025 8,642 7,283 -3.5%

New business corporations New filings 1,000 929 1,011 -1.1%

Limited liability companies New filings 1,997 1,753 1,744 14.5%

Business bankruptcies New filings (September) 24 23 137 -82.5%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (September) 602 646 3,874 -84.5%


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