Oregon economic indicators as of April 2011

Oregon economic indicators as of April 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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