December '08 employment and business indicators

| Print |  Email
Archives - March 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
MARCH 2009: INDICATORS, THE STATE WE'RE IN
All "latest" numbers are for December 2008 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,805.2 1,826.1 1,828.5 -1.3%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 174.8 154.6 104.9 66.7%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 9.0% 8.0% 5.4% 360.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,095.8 1,102.8 1,105.3 -0.9%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 8.1% 7.1% 4.8% 330.0%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 78.0 78.5 77.9 0.1%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 11.3% 9.7% 6.1% 520.0%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.7 41.6 41.4 -1.5%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 6.2% 5.5% 3.8% 240.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 168.5 169.6 172.1 -2.1%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 9.5% 8.4% 5.4% 410.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 96.4 98.0 97.6 -1.2%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 9.9% 8.7% 5.9% 400.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 176.7 180.0 178.2 -0.9%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 8.9% 7.7% 5.5% 340.0%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 84.9 85.8 0.0 -1.6%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 9.5% 8.6% 6.6% 290.0%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 120.1 121.6 121.1 -0.8%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 11.0% 9.4% 6.2% 480.0%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 80.6 82.9 81.0 -0.4%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 10.4% 8.1% 7.0% 340.0%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (January) 2,042 1,672 7,926 -74.2%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (January) 964 686 3,402 -71.7%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (January) 44 50 64 -32.0%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (January) 21 25 35 -40.5%
New business corporations New filings (January) 880 895 1,117 -21.2%
Limited liability companies New filings (January) 2,041 1,854 2,333 -12.5%
Business bankruptcies New filings (January) 40 65 16 150.0%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (January) 895 972 617 45.1%

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

 

More Articles

Credit Unions Perspective

June 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation with Gene Pelham, CEO of Rogue Credit Union.


Read more...

Efficiency Boost

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT

How conservation stimulates the local economy.


Read more...

Up in the Air

June 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY ANNIE ELLISON

Portland tech veteran Ben Berry is leaving his post as Portland’s chief technology officer for a full-time role producing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) aimed at first responders and the military. Berry’s AirShip Technologies Group is poised to be on the ground floor of an industry that will supply drones to as many as 100,000 police, fire and emergency agencies nationwide. He reveals the plan for takeoff.


Read more...

Oregon businesses face destruction from future earthquake

The Latest
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
htctthumb1BY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

An earthquake would completely destroy many Oregon businesses, highlighting the urgent need for the private and public sectors to collaborate on shoring up disaster preparedness, said panelists at an Oregon Business breakfast summit today.


Read more...

Oregon needs a Grand Bargain energy plan

Linda Baker
Monday, June 22, 2015
0622-gastaxblogthumbBY LINDA BAKER

The Clean Fuels/gas tax trade off will go down in history as another disjointed, on-again off-again approach to city and state lawmaking.


Read more...

Fixing Oregon’s broken roads

The Latest
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
RUCCostComparison rev4-30BY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

The technology at the center of Oregon’s road usage fee reform.


Read more...

Change at the pump?

The Latest
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
001thumbBY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

New Jersey and Oregon are the only two states in the U.S. that ban self serve gas stations. But these two holdouts may be ready to give up the game. New Jersey is considering legislation that would lift the state's ban on pumping your own gas. Oregon is considering smaller scale changes.


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