04/06 employment and business filing indicators

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

All "latest" numbers are for April 2006 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,765.4 1,753.3 1,734.3 1.8%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 105.5 113.9 119.2 -11.5%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted (May) 5.5% 5.5% 6.3% -0.8%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,052.1 1,048.7 1,029.3 2.2%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 5.2% 5.6% 6.1% -0.9%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 72.4 70.7 69.7 3.9%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 4.6% 5.4% 5.5% -0.9%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.4 40.2 40.3 0.3%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 4.9% 5.4% 4.6% 0.3%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 165.3 165.0 163.8 0.9%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 5.7% 6.2% 6.4% -0.7%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 94.0 93.7 92.8 1.4%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 5.9% 6.5% 6.3% -0.4%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 172.8 171.1 171.4 0.8%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 5.8% 6.3% 6.6% -0.8%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 87.6 86.5 85.7 2.2%

The Coast; Unemployment rate 6.0% 6.7% 6.8% -0.8%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 114.6 112.5 111.0 3.3%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 5.2% 6.0% 6.1% -0.9%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 80.2 79.3 80.3 -0.1%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 7.6% 8.5% 8.5% -0.9%

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

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

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

New business corporations New filings 1,019 1,230 1,067 -4.5%

Limited liability companies New filings 2,008 2,187 1,713 17.2%

Business bankruptcies New filings 19 19 65 -70.8%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings 552 605 2,538 -78.3%

 

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