Sponsored by Forest Grove Economic Development
Home Archives June 2006 04/06 employment and business filing indicators

04/06 employment and business filing indicators

| Print |  Email
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%

 

More Articles

Oversight? Or gaming the system?

News
Monday, July 14, 2014
AmazonBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.


Read more...

Oregon Business wins awards

News
Monday, June 30, 2014

ASBPEOregon Business magazine won two silver awards for excellence in writing in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors Western region competition.


Read more...

Community colleges and sustainability

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, July 31, 2014
sustainabilityBY MARY SPILDE | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.


Read more...

Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, July 24, 2014
NNNinvestmentBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.


Read more...

Attack of the Robin Sages

Contributed Blogs
Monday, July 07, 2014
070714 thumb linkedinfakesBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.


Read more...

Updated: Disrupting innovation

News
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
070814 thumb disputive-innovationBY LINDA BAKER  | OB EDITOR

The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


Read more...

Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, July 10, 2014
JustListenBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS