Oregon economic indicators as of July 2011

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Articles - October 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011

All "latest" numbers are for July 2011 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands (Aug.) 1,829.3 1,823.8 1,792.7 2.0%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands (Aug.) 188.4 188.4 210.0 -10.3%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted (Aug.) 9.6% 9.5% 10.7% -1.1
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,083.6 1,080.2 1,060.2 2.2%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.0% 9.1% 10.5% -1.5
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 72.3 70.5 70.9 2.0%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.6% 12.5% 14.7% -2.1
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.5 43.1 39.8 1.8%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 6.5% 6.4% 7.2% -0.7
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 163.7 167.2 161.3 1.5%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.5% 9.4% 11.1% -1.6
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 92.1 92.0 88.3 4.3%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.4% 11.4% 12.8% -1.4
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 183.9 181.2 182.8 0.6%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.9% 9.8% 10.8% -0.9
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 89.7 88.3 87.6 2.4%
The Coast; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 9.5% 9.9% 10.5% -1.0
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 125.9 116.6 124.0 1.5%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 10.2% 11.4% 11.6% -1.4
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 87.0 86.5 86.4 0.7%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 9.4% 9.6% 9.7% -0.3
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (Aug.) 1,520 1,552 1,848 -17.7%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (Aug.) 634 726 963 -34.2%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (Aug.) 47.9 50.3 45.2 6.0%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (Aug.) 33.8 33.3 31.7 6.6%
New business corporations New filings 635 820 743 -14.5%
Limited liability companies New filings 1,645 1,932 1,588 3.6%
Business bankruptcies New filings (Aug.) 47 24 44 6.8%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (Aug.) 1,616 1,265 1,602 0.9%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $21.1 $21.1 $17.1 23.8%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 16,521 13,320 18,287 -9.7%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 47 46 52 -9.6%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,344.5 1,266.2 1,317.0 2.1%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 76.0 74.1 73.0 4.1%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 62.3 61.5 64.8 -3.9%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (Aug.) 47.4 47.8 46.6 1.8%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings (Aug.) 2,879 2,942 3,829 -24.8%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $89.4 $109.9 $93.4 -4.3%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $83.1 $92.7 $83.2 -0.2%
New Oregon single-family home permits 504 508 495 1.8%
New Oregon multiple-housing unit permits 364 178 41 787.8%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (Aug.) $6.92 $6.75 $6.30 9.8%
All farm products, U.S. prices received index (1990-1992=100%) (Aug.) 182 180 141 29.1%
All crops, U.S. prices received index (1990-1992=100%) (Aug.) 208 206 151 37.7%
Livestock, U.S. prices received index (1990-1992=100%) (Aug.) 158 155 134 17.9%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (Aug.) $265 $270 $245 8.2%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 960 1,032 884 8.6%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (Aug.) 1,601.5 1,485.8 1,616.3 -0.9%

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