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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
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
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%
TRANSPORTATION
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%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
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%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
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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