Oregon economic indicators as of September 2009

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Friday, November 20, 2009
All "latest" numbers are for September 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands (October) 1,749.2 1,750.6 1,841.5 -5.0%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands (October) 210.3 207.9 135.1 55.7%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted (October) 11.3% 11.3% 7.2% 4.1
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,043.8 1,045.3 1,105.6 -5.6%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.7% 11.6% 5.7% 6.0
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 72.5 74.6 75.9 -4.4%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 15.9% 13.9% 7.6% 8.3
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 38.1 37.9 40.5 -6.1%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 7.6% 8.4% 4.4% 3.2
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 162.1 162.6 169.4 -4.3%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.2% 12.4% 7.1% 5.1
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 91.9 90.1 96.4 -4.7%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.4% 13.0% 7.2% 5.2
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 175.9 176.4 186.3 -5.6%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.6% 11.0% 5.8% 5.8
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 85.1 84.9 90.0 -5.4%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 9.9% 11.1% 5.9% 4.0
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 117.2 119.6 122.4 -4.2%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 12.2% 13.0% 7.2% 5.0
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 84.3 83.7 85.8 -1.7%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 8.9% 10.0% 6.2% 2.7
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (October) 1,592 1,564 3,607 -55.9%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (October) 895 951 1,579 -43.3%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (October) 41.2 41.6 54.2 -24.0%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (October) 28.5 28.7 36.2 -21.3%
New business corporations New filings (October) 766 838 855 -10.4%
Limited liability companies New filings (October) 1,930 1,892 1,934 -0.2%
Business bankruptcies New filings (October) 51 44 46 10.9%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (October) 1,608 1,523 1,281 25.5%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $16.1 $20.6 $21.0 -23.0%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 12,413 16,676 24,682 -49.7%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 43 38 62 -30.6%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,079.4 1,299.5 1,149.4 -6.1%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 62.5 67.0 57.4 8.9%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 52.0 60.8 48.6 6.8%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (October) 37.2 38.3 36.9 0.8%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings (October) 3,443 3,599 3,605 -4.5%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $127.4 $117.1 $120.1 6.1%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $114.2 $91.1 $152.1 -24.9%
New Oregon single-family homes 527 567 631 -16.5%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 4 13 293 -98.6%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (October) $4.67 $4.53 $5.33 -12.4%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (October) 133 146 153 -13.1%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (October) 143 157 167 -14.4%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (October) 108 109 118 -8.5%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (October) $235 $236 $234 0.4%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 809 896 1,117 -27.6%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (October) 1,439.0 1,544.4 1,502.0 -4.2%

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