Sponsored by Forest Grove Economic Development
Home Back Issues August 2011 Oregon economic indicators as of May 2011

Oregon economic indicators as of May 2011

| Print |  Email
Articles - August 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

All "latest" numbers are for May 2011 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,801.2 1,796.1 1,768.5 1.8%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 179.2 187.0 207.7 -13.7%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 9.3% 9.5% 10.9% -1.6
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,086.3 1,085.8 1,061.7 2.3%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 8.8% 9.1% 10.6% -1.8
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 69.5 69.0 69.7 -0.3%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.0% 12.1% 14.5% -2.5
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 42.6 42.1 41.1 3.6%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 6.1% 6.2% 7.3% -1.2
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 166.5 166.0 164.5 1.2%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.2% 9.4% 11.2% -2.0
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 91.5 90.2 89.7 2.1%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.1% 11.2% 12.5% -1.4
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 177.9 177.1 177.3 0.4%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.5% 9.6% 10.7% -1.2
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 86.8 85.6 85.7 1.3%
The Coast; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 9.2% 10.0% 10.4% -1.2
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 112.5 112.5 112.6 -0.1%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 11.0% 11.7% 12.7% -1.7
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 84.5 83.9 83.8 0.9%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 9.1% 10.1% 10.1% -1.0
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (June) 1,507 1,980 1,577 -4.4%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (June) 741 787 1,056 -29.8%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (June) 50.4 56.5 45.1 11.8%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (June) 34.0 36.4 30.5 11.5%
New business corporations New filings (June) 820 764 860 -4.7%
Limited liability companies New filings (June) 1,932 1,912 1,967 -1.8%
Business bankruptcies New filings (June) 58 40 43 34.9%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (June) 1,468 1,555 1,815 -19.1%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $25.3 $19.5 $18.2 39.1%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 16,583 18,691 15,886 4.4%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 48 47 47 2.1%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,152.9 1,052.5 1,096.9 5.1%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 64.9 61.1 58.4 11.1%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 52.1 45.2 52.9 -1.6%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (June) 43.4 38.3 42.0 3.5%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings (June) 3,143 3,338 4,049 -22.4%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $92.1 $55.6 $127.8 -28.0%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $93.4 $64.1 $88.5 5.5%
New Oregon single-family home permits 430 382 543 -20.8%
New Oregon multiple-housing unit permits 93 325 62 50.0%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (June) $7.45 $7.84 $4.57 63.0%
All farm products, U.S. prices received index (1990-1992=100%) 181 174 135 34.1%
All crops, U.S. prices received index (1990-1992=100%) 213 201 143 49.0%
Livestock, U.S. prices received index (1990-1992=100%) 152 152 129 17.8%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (June) $262 $259 $263 -0.4%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 920 966 942 -2.3%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (June) 1,443.1 1,450.6 1,426.5 1.2%

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

More Articles

Managing family assets: The importance of planning ahead

News
Friday, August 22, 2014
Unknown-1BY CLIFF HOCKLEY |  OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

When business intersects with family, a host of  situations can arise. Without a clear vision and careful planning, hard-earned investments can become stressful burdens.


Read more...

The Scott Kveton affair

News
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
ScottKvetonBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship is taking a leave of absence from the company. As the story continues to unfold, here’s our perspective on a few of the key players.


Read more...

Attack of the Robin Sages

Contributed Blogs
Monday, July 07, 2014
070714 thumb linkedinfakesBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.


Read more...

Poll Wrap-Up

News
Friday, August 15, 2014

2014 NewPoll-report-newsletterthumbIn this week's poll, we asked readers: "Who should pay for the troubled Cover Oregon website?" Here are the results.


Read more...

Podcast: Interview with Steve Balzac

Contributed Blogs
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

082014BalzacBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Steve Balzac, author of "Organizational Psychology for Managers."


Read more...

Who said we should sell in May?

Contributed Blogs
Friday, July 18, 2014
BullMarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”


Read more...

Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

News
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
OGCLogoBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.


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