Oregon economic indicators as of March 2011

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Articles - June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

All "latest" numbers are for March 2011 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,782.5 1,768.4 1,740.5 2.4%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 208.4 216.2 238.3 -12.6%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.0% 10.2% 11.0% -1.0
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,079.5 1,073.7 1,051.7 2.6%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.1% 9.7% 10.7% -1.6
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 68.5 67.1 67.2 1.9%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.3% 13.2% 14.2% -1.9
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 42.1 41.8 40.8 3.2%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 6.3% 6.5% 7.2% -0.9
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 163.7 163.5 161.5 1.3%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.5% 10.1% 11.1% -1.6
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 89.9 89.1 87.8 2.4%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.3% 11.8% 12.3% -1.0
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 176.7 175.0 174.1 1.5%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.7% 10.3% 10.6% -0.9
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 85.0 84.0 83.0 2.4%
The Coast; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 11.0% 11.6% 12.6% -1.6
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 111.5 109.5 109.7 1.6%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 13.2% 14.3% 15.1% -1.9
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 82.6 81.3 81.0 2.0%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 11.3% 12.3% 12.7% -1.4
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (April) 1,345 1,485 1,557 -13.6%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (April) 779 771 1,072 -27.3%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (April) 53.2 54.7 45.7 16.4%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (April) 32.9 33.2 28.5 15.4%
New business corporations New filings (April) 721 930 749 -3.7%
Limited liability companies New filings (April) 1,972 2,283 1,835 7.5%
Business bankruptcies New filings (April) 55 56 57 -3.5%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (April) 1,659 1,725 1,918 -13.5%
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $20.3 $20.9 $17.5 16.1%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 15,880 14,457 12,427 27.8%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 55 42 45 22.2%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,101.1 887.7 1,059.8 3.9%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 64.3 52.3 58.8 9.3%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 50.1 40.2 49.7 0.8%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (April) 34.8 40.7 35.1 -0.8%
Portland-area homes New listings (April) 3,099 3,056 4,713 -34.2%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $98.9 $61.2 $97.7 1.2%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $98.8 $64.1 $99.5 -0.6%
New Oregon single-family home permits 484 330 632 -23.4%
New Oregon multiple-housing unit permits 449 151 61 636.1%
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (April) $7.92 $7.44 $4.76 66.4%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (April) 178 170 145 22.8%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (April) 180 172 149 20.8%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (April) 167 164 128 30.5%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (April) $272 $292 $357 -23.8%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 1,155 931 1,010 14.4%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (April) 1,523.3 1,675.3 1,484.4 2.6%

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