10/05 Employment, business filings

10/05 Employment, business filings

All "latest" month numbers for October 2005 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,774.7 1,762.6 1,738.1 2.1%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 100.7 104.4 124.1 -18.9%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 6.0% 6.2% 7.3% -1.3%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,051.6 1,040.8 1,024.6 2.6%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 5.3% 5.6% 6.5% -1.2%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 70.2 70.4 66.8 5.1%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 4.6% 4.8% 5.9% -1.3%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.7 39.3 40.2 1.1%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 4.5% 5.1% 5.0% -0.5%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 165.5 161.3 163.1 1.4%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 5.4% 6.0% 6.7% -1.3%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 95.9 95.4 93.9 2.1%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 5.0% 5.3% 6.2% -1.2%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 175.0 177.0 173.3 1.0%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 5.3% 5.5% 6.6% -1.3%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 85.8 86.2 84.4 1.7%

The Coast; Unemployment rate 5.9% 6.0% 7.3% -1.4%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 113.5 115.2 109.2 3.9%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 4.9% 5.0% 6.3% -1.4%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 83.8 83.7 84.6 -0.9%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 6.3% 6.4% 6.8% -0.5%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (November) 20,217 26,030 17,579 15.0%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (November) 7,169 9,174 6,119 17.2%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (November) 7,283 8,853 NA NA

New business corporations New filings 1,011 946 954 6.0%

Limited liability companies New filings 1,744 1,743 1,374 26.9%

Business bankruptcies New filings 383 137 46 732.6%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings 9,808 3,874 1,055 829.7%


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