Oregon economic indicators as of September 2009

| Print |  Email
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%

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

More Articles

Legislative Preview: A Shifting Balance

January-Powerbook 2015
Thursday, December 11, 2014
BY APRIL STREETER

Democratic gains pave the way for a revival of environment and labor bills as revenue reform languishes.


Read more...

Corner Office: Sheree Arntson

January-Powerbook 2015
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Checking in with the managing director of Arnerich Massena.


Read more...

Streetfight

News
Sunday, December 07, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

On Friday, Uber switched on an app — and with one push of the button torpedoed Portland’s famed public process.


Read more...

See How They Run

January-Powerbook 2015
Friday, December 12, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Studying ground-running birds, a group that ranks among nature's speediest and most agile bipedal runners, to build a faster robot.


Read more...

The short list: 4 companies engaged in a battle of the paddles

The Latest
Thursday, December 04, 2014
pingpongthumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Nothing says startup culture like a ping pong table in the office, lounge or lobby.


Read more...

Corner Office: Steve Tatone

January-Powerbook 2015
Saturday, December 13, 2014

Seven tidbits about the president and CEO of AKT Group.


Read more...

Live, Work, Play: Amen Teter

February 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Catching up with Amen Teter, Portland-based global director of action sports for Octagon Olympics & Action sports talent agency.


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