August '06 employment and business filing indicators

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Sunday, October 01, 2006

All "latest" numbers are for August 2006
Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,810.0 1,806.8 1,770.7 2.2%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 98.7 101.9 110.5 -10.6%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 5.5% 5.6% 6.2% -0.7%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,064.9 1,062.5 1,043.2 2.1%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 5.2% 5.3% 5.7% -0.5%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 76.0 75.4 72.7 4.5%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 3.9% 4.0% 4.9% -1.0%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 39.4 39.3 39.7 -0.9%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 4.8% 5.0% 5.0% -0.2%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 165.7 164.2 163.2 1.6%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 5.5% 5.8% 6.0% -0.5%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 95.1 93.9 93.8 1.4%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 5.5% 5.8% 5.8% -0.3%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 182.5 182.1 179.4 1.7%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 5.3% 5.4% 5.9% -0.6%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 91.5 90.9 89.5 2.2%

The Coast; Unemployment rate 5.4% 5.6% 6.0% -0.6%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 121.6 126.8 117.2 3.8%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 4.5% 4.3% 5.5% -1.0%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 84.9 83.8 83.8 1.3%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 5.7% 6.1% 6.9% -1.2%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland 22,827 22,789 26,175 -12.8%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene 9,086 9,106 9,147 -0.7%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend 11,676 11,933 NA NA

New business corporations New filings 1,088 943 1,034 5.2%

Limited liability companies New filings 1,988 1,892 1,841 8.0%

Business bankruptcies New filings 23 24 75 -69.3%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings 646 558 2,460 -73.7%

 

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