Oregon economic indicators as of April 2011

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Articles - July 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

All "latest" numbers are for April 2011 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,796.3 1,782.5 1,764.7 1.8%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 188.0 207.2 218.7 -14.0%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 9.6% 9.9% 11.0% -1.4
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,085.3 1,078.6 1,064.8 1.9%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 8.9% 9.3% 10.7% -1.8
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 69.0 68.4 69.1 -0.1%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.2% 12.6% 14.4% -2.2
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 42.2 42.1 41.0 2.8%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 6.3% 6.4% 7.3% -1.0
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 165.4 164.1 163.5 1.1%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.3% 9.6% 11.2% -1.9
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 90.1 90.0 89.1 1.1%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.4% 11.7% 12.6% -1.2
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 177.9 176.9 176.1 1.0%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.7% 10.0% 10.7% -1.0
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 85.7 85.3 84.6 1.3%
The Coast; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 9.9% 11.1% 11.2% -1.3
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 112.6 111.4 112.2 0.3%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 11.6% 13.3% 13.5% -1.9
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 84.1 82.4 82.9 1.5%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 9.9% 11.4% 11.2% -1.3
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (May) 1,980 1,345 2,056 -3.7%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (May) 787 779 1,069 -26.4%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (May) 56.5 53.2 45.7 23.6%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (May) 36.4 32.9 29.5 23.4%
New business corporations New filings (May) 764 721 721 6.0%
Limited liability companies New filings (May) 1,912 1,972 1,783 7.2%
Business bankruptcies New filings (May) 40 55 55 -27.3%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (May) 1,555 1,659 1,865 -16.6%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $19.5 $20.3 $16.5 18.3%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 18,691 15,880 14,562 28.4%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 47 55 48 -2.1%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,052.5 1,101.1 1,011.3 4.1%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 61.1 64.3 57.0 7.3%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 45.2 50.1 49.0 -7.7%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (May) 38.3 34.8 37.3 2.6%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings (May) 3,338 3,099 3,482 -4.1%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $55.6 $98.9 $102.4 -45.7%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions (May) $93.4 $80.4 $88.5 5.5%
New Oregon single-family home permits 382 484 573 -33.3%
New Oregon multiple-housing unit permits 325 449 155 109.7%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (May) $7.84 $7.92 $4.76 64.7%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) 178 170 145 22.8%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) 180 172 149 20.8%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) 167 164 128 30.5%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (May) $259 $272 $333 -22.2%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 966 1,158 1,030 -6.2%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (May) 1,450.6 1,523.3 1,418.3 2.3%

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