Oregon economic indicators as of June 2011

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Articles - September 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

All "latest" numbers are for June 2011 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands (July) 1,824.8 1,811.4 1,785.4 2.2%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands (July) 189.5 194.3 210.6 -10.0%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted (July) 9.5% 9.4% 10.7% -1.2
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,082.4 1,084.1 1,059.9 2.1%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.0% 9.0% 10.5% -1.5
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 70.6 69.8 70.6 -0.1%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.5% 12.2% 14.6% -2.1
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 43.0 42.7 41.2 4.3%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 6.4% 6.2% 7.2% -0.8
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 167.2 166.9 164.2 1.8%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.4% 9.4% 11.1% -1.7
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 91.7 91.8 89.8 2.1%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.4% 11.1% 12.7% -1.3
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 180.6 178.0 180.0 0.3%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.7% 9.6% 10.8% -1.1
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 87.9 86.8 86.8 1.3%
The Coast; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 9.9% 9.4% 10.6% -0.7
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 116.7 112.8 116.5 0.2%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 11.3% 11.1% 12.5% -1.2
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 86.4 84.5 85.8 0.7%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 9.5% 9.2% 9.9% -0.4
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (July) 1,552 1,507 1,383 12.2%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (July) 726 741 971 -25.2%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (July) 50.3 50.4 46.3 8.6%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (July) 33.3 34.0 30.0 11.0%
New business corporations New filings (July) 635 820 743 -14.5%
Limited liability companies New filings (July) 1,645 1,932 1,588 3.6%
Business bankruptcies New filings (July) 24 58 40 -40.0%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (July) 1,265 1,468 1,734 -27.0%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $21.1 $25.3 $19.1 10.9%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 13,320 16,583 15,005 -11.2%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 46 48 47 -2.1%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,266.2 1,152.9 1,224.4 3.4%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands (July) 76.0 74.1 73.0 4.1%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands (July) 62.3 61.5 64.8 -3.9%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands 43.4 38.3 42.0 3.5%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings (July) 2,942 3,143 4,029 -27.0%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $109.9 $92.1 $131.0 -16.1%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $92.7 $93.4 $106.5 -12.9%
New Oregon single-family home permits 508 430 484 5.0%
New Oregon multiple-housing unit permits 178 93 399 -55.4%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (July) $6.75 $7.45 $4.88 38.3%
All farm products, U.S. prices received index (1990-1992=100%) (July) 181 179 138 31.2%
All crops, U.S. prices received index (1990-1992=100%) (July) 207 208 147 40.8%
Livestock, U.S. prices received index (1990-1992=100%) (July) 156 153 132 18.2%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (July) $270 $262 $252 7.1%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 1,042 926 903 15.4%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (July) 1,485.8 1,443.1 1,478.8 0.5%

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