05/06 employment and business filing indicators

05/06 employment and business filing indicators

All "latest" numbers are for May 2006 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,780.6 1,765.4 1,741.5 2.2%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 100.2 105.5 111.6 -10.2%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 5.6% 5.5% 6.3% -0.7%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,053.6 1,052.1 1,031.6 2.1%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 5.0% 5.2% 5.8% -0.8%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 73.0 72.4 70.0 4.2%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 4.2% 4.6% 5.1% -0.9%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.8 40.4 40.7 0.2%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 4.6% 4.9% 4.4% 0.2%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 166.6 165.3 163.8 1.7%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 5.4% 5.7% 6.1% -0.7%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 95.1 94.0 92.7 2.5%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 5.4% 5.9% 5.8% -0.4%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 175.1 172.8 173.1 1.2%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 5.5% 5.8% 6.1% -0.6%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 89.4 87.6 86.8 3.0%

The Coast; Unemployment rate 5.6% 6.0% 6.2% -0.6%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 115.4 114.6 111.7 3.3%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 4.8% 5.2% 5.6% -0.8%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 81.8 80.2 81.1 0.9%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 6.7% 7.6% 7.8% -1.1%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland 24,254 23,828 26,916 -9.9%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene 9,547 8,641 8,808 8.4%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend 11,837 11,420 NA NA

New business corporations New filings 1,145 1,019 1,152 -0.6%

Limited liability companies New filings 2,149 2,008 1,807 18.9%

Business bankruptcies New filings (April) 23 19 69 -66.7%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (April) 576 552 2,419 -76.2%