Home Back Issues January 2009 October 2008 employment and business indicators

October 2008 employment and business indicators

| Print |  Email
Archives - January 2009
Thursday, January 01, 2009
JANUARY 2009: INDICATORS, THE STATE WE'RE IN
All "latest" numbers are for October 2008 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,840.7 1,849.4 1,845.5 -0.3%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 134.1 113.4 93.6 43.2%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 7.3% 6.4% 5.4% 190.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,101.4 1,101.9 1,101.9 0.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 6.4% 5.5% 4.6% 180.0%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 79.5 80.9 78.7 1.0%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 8.1% 6.7% 4.9% 320.0%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 41.3 40.2 41.2 0.1%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 5.0% 4.1% 3.8% 120.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 171.3 169.1 172.6 -0.8%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 7.5% 6.6% 4.9% 260.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 98.6 98.5 99.3 -0.7%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 7.6% 6.7% 5.0% 260.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 183.3 186.2 183.0 0.1%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 6.6% 5.5% 4.8% 180.0%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 87.1 88.7 0.0 -1.4%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 7.2% 5.7% 5.3% 190.0%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 123.9 127.3 123.3 0.5%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 7.8% 6.5% 4.9% 290.0%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 85.1 86.3 85.0 0.1%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 6.6% 5.8% 4.8% 180.0%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (November) 2,776 3,607 8,546 -67.5%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (November) 1,106 1,579 4,104 -73.1%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (November) 54 54 74 -27.1%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (November) 34 36 54 -38.1%
New business corporations New filings (November) 672 855 849 -20.8%
Limited liability companies New filings (November) 1,488 1,934 1,917 -22.4%
Business bankruptcies New filings (November) 42 46 21 100.0%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (November) 1,029 1,281 721 42.7%

Send comments to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

More Articles

Molecular Movies

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Dr. Chong Fang isn’t God. But the assistant professor of chemistry at Oregon State University is getting closer to figuring out how he put everything together. 


Read more...

How to add positivity to your team

Contributed Blogs
Friday, September 12, 2014
happy-seo-orlando-clientsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

I often talk about what leaders can do. What about followers? If you’re a team member and you’d like to add positivity to your team, what might you do?


Read more...

Downtime

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

How State Representative Julie Parrish (House District 37) balances life between work and play.


Read more...

Launch

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

September's Launch article features Orchid Health, BuddyUp and Inter-Europe Consulting.


Read more...

A Taste of Heaven

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY

Craft beer comes to Mount Angel.


Read more...

Poll Wrap-Up

News
Friday, August 15, 2014

2014 NewPoll-report-newsletterthumbIn this week's poll, we asked readers: "Who should pay for the troubled Cover Oregon website?" Here are the results.


Read more...

Is this employee right?

Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
081314 thumb employeefeelingsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

When I say, “Your Employee is Always Right,” I do not mean “right about the facts,” but rather “right about how they feel” and “right about how they want to be led.”


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS