Oregon economic indicators as of September 2011

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Articles - December 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

All "latest" numbers are for September 2011 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,825.4 1,828.9 1,792.2 1.9%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 178.2 187.4 197.9 -10.0%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 9.6% 9.6% 10.7% -1.1
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,091.7 1,092.3 1,070.3 2.0%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.1% 9.2% 10.4% -1.3
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 71.6 72.5 70.5 1.6%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.7% 12.7% 14.7% -2.0
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 41.4 41.5 40.8 1.5%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 6.6% 6.5% 7.2% -0.6
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 162.4 163.6 160.2 1.4%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.6% 9.6% 11.1% -1.5
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 94.6 92.0 90.9 4.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.6% 11.6% 13.0% -1.4
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 179.5 182.2 182.9 -1.8%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.2% 10.1% 10.9% -0.7
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 89.0 90.2 88.0 1.0%
The Coast; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 9.0% 9.5% 9.8% -0.8
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 119.0 122.1 117.4 1.3%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 10.3% 10.5% 11.7% -1.4
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 89.3 89.0 88.0 1.5%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 8.5% 8.9% 8.8% -0.3
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (Oct.) 1,329 1,334 1,307 1.7%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (Oct.) 572 583 867 -34.0%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (Oct.) 46.8 47.0 44.5 5.2%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (Oct.) 32.4 32.3 30.8 5.2%
New business corporations New filings (Oct.) 662 665 712 -7.0%
Limited liability companies New filings (Oct.) 1,821 1,794 1,831 -0.5%
Business bankruptcies New filings (Oct.) 46 39 45 2.2%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (Oct.) 1,392 1,314 1,566 -11.1%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $22.5 $26.2 $18.2 24.0%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 16,012 14,969 18,977 -15.6%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 46 46 49 -6.1%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,161.8 1,357.9 1,128.6 2.9%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 68.7 76.4 68.9 -0.3%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 53.7 61.8 55.1 -2.5%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (Oct.) 38.8 41.0 38.2 1.5%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 2,501 2,879 3,549 -29.5%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $107.7 $115.3 $84.2 27.9%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $97.2 $96.6 $101.8 -4.6%
New Oregon single-family home permits 452 558 505 -10.5%
New Oregon multiple-housing unit permits 310 24 63 392.1%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (Oct.) $6.25 $6.75 $6.00 4.2%
All farm products, U.S. prices received index (1990-1992=100%) (Oct.) 151 179 #REF! 22.5%
All crops, U.S. prices received index (1990-1992=100%) (Oct.) 206 203 163 26.4%
Livestock, U.S. prices received index (1990-1992=100%) (Oct.) 153 152 134 14.2%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (Oct.) $260 $262 $255 2.0%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 1,053 1,123 948 11.1%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours 1,584.9 1,601.5 1,542.8 2.7%

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