Oregon economic indicators as of May 2009

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Figures and indicators for four vital pieces of the Oregon economy: Employment/business listings, Transportation, Real Estate/Construction Permits and Farming/Natural Resources/Energy


All "latest" numbers are for May 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands (June) 1,754.8 1,751.3 1,851.2 -5.2%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands (June) 241.2 236.2 113.7 112.1%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted (June) 12.2% 12.2% 5.9% 6.3
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,053.9 1,056.5 1,104.4 -4.6%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate 11.6% 11.4% 4.9% 6.7
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 73.6 73.0 76.8 -4.1%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 15.2% 15.3% 6.4% 8.8
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 39.4 40.0 41.6 -5.1%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 8.4% 8.5% 3.5% 4.9
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 164.4 165.1 173.5 -5.2%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 12.9% 12.8% 5.3% 7.6
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 90.4 90.2 94.1 -4.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 13.7% 13.8% 6.9% 6.8
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 173.5 173.6 182.9 -5.1%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 11.5% 11.6% 5.3% 6.2
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 83.6 83.5 88.0 -5.0%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 11.7% 11.8% 5.4% 6.3
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 115.5 115.4 120.6 -4.2%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 14.4% 14.5% 6.4% 8.0
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 81.5 81.5 83.3 -2.1%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 11.5% 12.0% 6.1% 5.4
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (June) 1,909 1,868 6,450 -70.4%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (June) 1,156 1,240 3,366 -65.7%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (June) 43.1 44.2 61.2 -29.6%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (June) 28.0 27.1 40.3 -30.5%
New business corporations New filings (June) 831 844 957 -13.2%
Limited liability companies New filings (June) 1,972 1,880 2,089 -5.6%
Business bankruptcies New filings (June) 58 45 27 114.8%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (June) 1,588 1,561 1,047 51.7%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $15.2 $16.1 $19.3 -21.2%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 11,911 15,189 20,484 -41.9%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 37 40 64 -42.2%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,089.5 1,015.7 1,252.8 -13.0%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 52.1 49.0 61.5 -15.3%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 51.2 42.9 54.0 -5.2%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (June) 41.8 35.8 44.9 -6.9%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 3,879 3,808 5,182 -25.1%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $87.4 $76.8 $140.1 -37.6%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $65.5 $60.7 $97.5 -32.9%
New Oregon single-family homes 564 519 901 -37.4%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 170 153 453 -62.5%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (June) $5.91 $5.74 NA NA
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (June) 140 143 159 -11.9%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (June) 160 156 180 -11.1%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (June) 109 111 128 -14.8%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (June) $222 $198 $268 -17.2%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 761 942 1,112 -31.6%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (June) 1,486.5 1,426.7 1,518.9 -2.1%
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All "latest" numbers are for May 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands (June) 1,754.8 1,751.3 1,851.2 -5.2%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands (June) 241.2 236.2 113.7 112.1%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted (June) 12.2% 12.2% 5.9% 6.3
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,053.9 1,056.5 1,104.4 -4.6%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate 11.6% 11.4% 4.9% 6.7
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 73.6 73.0 76.8 -4.1%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 15.2% 15.3% 6.4% 8.8
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 39.4 40.0 41.6 -5.1%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 8.4% 8.5% 3.5% 4.9
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 164.4 165.1 173.5 -5.2%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 12.9% 12.8% 5.3% 7.6
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 90.4 90.2 94.1 -4.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 13.7% 13.8% 6.9% 6.8
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 173.5 173.6 182.9 -5.1%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 11.5% 11.6% 5.3% 6.2
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 83.6 83.5 88.0 -5.0%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 11.7% 11.8% 5.4% 6.3
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 115.5 115.4 120.6 -4.2%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 14.4% 14.5% 6.4% 8.0
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 81.5 81.5 83.3 -2.1%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 11.5% 12.0% 6.1% 5.4
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (June) 1,909 1,868 6,450 -70.4%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (June) 1,156 1,240 3,366 -65.7%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (June) 43.1 44.2 61.2 -29.6%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (June) 28.0 27.1 40.3 -30.5%
New business corporations New filings (June) 831 844 957 -13.2%
Limited liability companies New filings (June) 1,972 1,880 2,089 -5.6%
Business bankruptcies New filings (June) 58 45 27 114.8%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (June) 1,588 1,561 1,047 51.7%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $15.2 $16.1 $19.3 -21.2%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 11,911 15,189 20,484 -41.9%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 37 40 64 -42.2%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,089.5 1,015.7 1,252.8 -13.0%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 52.1 49.0 61.5 -15.3%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 51.2 42.9 54.0 -5.2%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (June) 41.8 35.8 44.9 -6.9%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 3,879 3,808 5,182 -25.1%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $87.4 $76.8 $140.1 -37.6%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $65.5 $60.7 $97.5 -32.9%
New Oregon single-family homes 564 519 901 -37.4%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 170 153 453 -62.5%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (June) $5.91 $5.74 NA NA
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (June) 140 143 159 -11.9%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (June) 160 156 180 -11.1%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (June) 109 111 128 -14.8%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (June) $222 $198 $268 -17.2%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 761 942 1,112 -31.6%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (June) 1,486.5 1,426.7 1,518.9 -2.1%

 

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