Oregon economic indicators as of May 2011

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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
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%
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%
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%
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%

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