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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
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%

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