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Archives - December 2008
Monday, December 01, 2008

All "latest" numbers are for September 2008 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,848.4 1,851.7 1,844.8 0.2%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 115.1 122.0 92.1 25.0%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 6.4% 6.5% 5.3% 110.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,101.0 1,100.2 1,094.8 0.6%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 5.6% 6.1% 4.6% 100.0%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 80.8 81.9 79.9 1.1%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 6.8% 6.8% 4.5% 230.0%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.3 40.3 40.1 0.6%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 4.2% 4.7% 3.9% 30.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 169.4 170.1 169.4 0.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 6.7% 6.6% 4.9% 180.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 98.5 96.2 98.9 -0.4%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 6.7% 7.6% 5.0% 170.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 186.2 187.7 185.9 0.2%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 5.5% 6.0% 4.7% 80.0%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 89.0 89.6 0.0 -0.8%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 5.8% 6.2% 5.0% 80.0%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 127.2 128.9 126.7 0.4%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 6.6% 6.9% 4.5% 210.0%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 85.7 85.7 86.1 -0.5%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 5.9% 6.2% 4.6% 130.0%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (October) 3,607 4,518 10,737 -66.4%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (October) 1,579 2,172 5,361 -70.5%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (October) 54 55 76 -29.4%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (October) 36 37 60 -39.4%
New business corporations New filings (October) 855 766 1,020 -16.2%
Limited liability companies New filings (October) 1,934 1,866 2,360 -18.1%
Business bankruptcies New filings (October) 46 48 22 109.1%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (October) 1,281 1,116 824 55.5%

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