January '09 employment and business indicators

January '09 employment and business indicators


All "latest" numbers are for January 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,763.1 1,800.7 1,813.5 -2.8%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 214.8 173.1 115.0 86.9%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 9.9% 8.3% 5.3% 460.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,071.1 1,092.7 1,098.8 -2.5%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 9.8% 8.1% 5.2% 460.0%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 72.0 73.1 74.9 -3.9%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 14.6% 11.9% 7.4% 720.0%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.1 41.2 40.8 -1.7%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 7.7% 6.1% 4.2% 350.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 165.4 169.5 172.6 -4.2%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 11.9% 9.4% 5.7% 620.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 90.5 94.7 93.4 -3.1%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 12.9% 10.0% 7.4% 550.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 174.2 177.4 177.7 -2.0%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 10.7% 8.7% 6.0% 470.0%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 83.9 85.7 0.0 -1.7%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 11.3% 9.3% 7.0% 430.0%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 113.3 115.6 117.9 -3.8%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 14.0% 11.2% 7.4% 660.0%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 78.8 80.5 79.9 -1.4%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 13.2% 10.2% 8.3% 490.0%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (February) 1,869 2,042 7,540 -75.2%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (February) 736 964 3,193 -76.9%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (February) 43 44 64 -32.7%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (February) 24 21 41 -41.9%
New business corporations New filings (February) 871 880 935 -6.8%
Limited liability companies New filings (February) 2,013 2,041 2,058 -2.2%
Business bankruptcies New filings (February) 49 40 16 206.3%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (February) 1,110 895 785 41.4%

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