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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
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%
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%
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%
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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