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January '09 employment and business indicators

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Archives - April 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

All "latest" numbers are for January 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,763.1 1,800.7 1,813.5 -2.8%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 214.8 173.1 115.0 86.9%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 9.9% 8.3% 5.3% 460.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,071.1 1,092.7 1,098.8 -2.5%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 9.8% 8.1% 5.2% 460.0%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 72.0 73.1 74.9 -3.9%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 14.6% 11.9% 7.4% 720.0%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.1 41.2 40.8 -1.7%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 7.7% 6.1% 4.2% 350.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 165.4 169.5 172.6 -4.2%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 11.9% 9.4% 5.7% 620.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 90.5 94.7 93.4 -3.1%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 12.9% 10.0% 7.4% 550.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 174.2 177.4 177.7 -2.0%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 10.7% 8.7% 6.0% 470.0%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 83.9 85.7 0.0 -1.7%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 11.3% 9.3% 7.0% 430.0%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 113.3 115.6 117.9 -3.8%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 14.0% 11.2% 7.4% 660.0%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 78.8 80.5 79.9 -1.4%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 13.2% 10.2% 8.3% 490.0%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (February) 1,869 2,042 7,540 -75.2%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (February) 736 964 3,193 -76.9%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (February) 43 44 64 -32.7%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (February) 24 21 41 -41.9%
New business corporations New filings (February) 871 880 935 -6.8%
Limited liability companies New filings (February) 2,013 2,041 2,058 -2.2%
Business bankruptcies New filings (February) 49 40 16 206.3%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (February) 1,110 895 785 41.4%

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