Sponsored by Lane Powell

Oregon economic indicators as of April 2009

| Print |  Email
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

All "latest" numbers are for April 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,757.4 1,739.6 1,836.9 -4.3%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 242.6 252.2 102.0 137.9%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 12.0% 11.9% 5.6% 6.4
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,056.5 1,052.6 1,106.9 -4.6%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate 11.6% 11.7% 4.7% 6.9
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 73.0 71.6 75.9 -3.9%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 15.6% 16.7% 6.6% 9.0
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.0 39.8 41.6 -3.8%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 8.6% 8.6% 3.6% 5.0
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 165.3 163.0 173.8 -4.9%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 13.0% 13.9% 5.1% 7.9
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 90.5 89.9 94.0 -3.7%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 13.9% 14.6% 6.8% 7.1
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 173.6 171.9 182.0 -4.6%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 11.8% 12.4% 5.3% 6.5
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 83.5 82.6 87.0 -4.0%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 11.9% 13.2% 5.7% 6.2
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 115.1 113.1 120.0 -4.1%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 14.7% 15.9% 6.5% 8.2
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 81.2 79.1 82.8 -1.9%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 12.2% 13.1% 6.3% 5.9
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (May) 1,868 1,534 6,795 -72.5%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (May) 1,240 918 3,747 -66.9%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (May) 44.5 43.2 59.9 -25.7%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (May) 27.2 23.6 38.5 -29.4%
New business corporations New filings (May) 844 942 878 -3.9%
Limited liability companies New filings (May) 1,880 2,140 2,024 -7.1%
Business bankruptcies New filings (May) 45 55 28 60.7%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (May) 1,561 1,666 995 56.9%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $16.1 $16.9 $17.6 -8.7%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 15,189 16,856 18,004 -15.6%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 40 46 77 -48.1%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,015.7 1,063.0 1,179.3 -13.9%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 49.0 52.1 58.4 -16.0%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 42.9 43.5 49.1 -12.6%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (May) 35.8 34.2 41.2 -13.0%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 3,808 3,685 5,295 -28.1%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $76.8 $78.8 $133.8 -42.6%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $60.7 $61.9 $104.6 -42.0%
New Oregon single-family homes 519 505 897 -42.1%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 153 54 152 0.7%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (May) $5.74 $5.46 $10.26 -44.1%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (May) 144 145 143 0.7%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (May) 157 153 150 4.7%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (May) 111 112 125 -11.2%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (May) $198 $208 $279 -29.0%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 937 793 1,262 -25.8%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (May) 1,426.7 1,573.0 1,499.5 -4.9%

Send comments to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

More Articles

The Carbon Calculus

February 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

Carbon pricing is gaining momentum in Oregon, sparking concern for energy-intensive businesses — but also opportunity to expand a homespun green economy.


Read more...

Imperial Palate

February 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Power Lunch at the Imperial.


Read more...

Closing the Gap: The two Oregons and the way forward

February 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT

"Nostalgia is not an economic strategy."


Read more...

Downtime with the president of NAI Norris, Beggs & Simpson

March 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Live, Work, Play: Catching up with Chris Johnson.


Read more...

Editor's Letter: Tortoise and the Hare

February 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015

The day after this issue goes to press, the city of Medford will host its annual business conference. The event features Minoli Ratnatunga, co-author of the Milken Institute’s annual “Best-Performing Cities” report. Preliminary data suggests that Medford is likely to retain its No. 1 ranking among best-performing small cities for having a higher concentration of high-tech firms than the national average. 


Read more...

The week journalism died

Linda Baker
Sunday, February 15, 2015
deadjournalismthumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

As the investigation against the governor moves forward, those of us in the news business should reflect on our own potential for subverting the democratic process.


Read more...

4 married couples who work together

The Latest
Thursday, January 22, 2015
IMG 0020BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

They say maintaining a healthy marriage takes work. So does running a business with your spouse.


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