02/06 employment and business filing indicators

02/06 employment and business filing indicators

All "latest" numbers are for February 2006 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,747.5 1,739.5 1,700.8 2.7%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 122.2 111.8 137.4 -11.1%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 5.6% 5.3% 6.4% -0.8%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,050.6 1,046.2 1,017.9 3.2%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 6.0% 5.3% 6.9% -0.9%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 70.1 69.9 66.9 4.8%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 6.1% 5.7% 7.3% -1.2%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 39.6 39.4 39.8 -0.4%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 5.9% 5.2% 5.3% 0.6%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 164.0 163.1 161.7 1.4%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 6.6% 6.0% 7.3% -0.7%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 93.4 93.6 90.3 3.5%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 6.9% 6.4% 7.7% -0.8%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 169.2 167.6 166.3 1.8%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 6.8% 6.2% 7.7% -0.9%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 86.2 85.8 83.9 2.8%

The Coast; Unemployment rate 7.1% 6.8% 7.9% -0.8%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 111.4 110.7 107.0 4.0%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 6.8% 6.4% 7.8% -1.0%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 78.3 78.4 77.9 0.5%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 9.5% 9.3% 10.7% -1.2%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (March) 21,916 20,468 23,180 -5.5%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (March) 8,140 7,213 8,166 -0.3%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (March) 10,267 8,164 NA NA

New business corporations New filings 1,112 1,184 1,046 6.3%

Limited liability companies New filings 2,051 2,079 1,560 31.5%

Business bankruptcies New filings 14 7 60 -76.7%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings 334 250 1,582 -78.9%


NA = Data not available. MSA = Metropolitan Statistical Area. Sources: Employment data, Oregon Employment Department; business incorporations, Oregon Secretary of State; bankruptcies, U.S. Bankruptcy Court