October '06 employment and business filing indicators

October '06 employment and business filing indicators

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%