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February '09 employment and business indicators

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All "latest" numbers are for February 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,754.1 1,763.6 1,809.6 -3.1%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 236.3 212.0 115.7 104.2%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.8% 9.8% 5.4% 540.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands 1,064.4 1,072.6 1,094.9 -2.8%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate 10.7% 9.7% 5.3% 540.0%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 71.4 71.8 74.1 -3.6%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 16.1% 14.4% 8.1% 800.0%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.1 40.2 41.0 -2.1%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 8.1% 7.6% 4.2% 390.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 164.1 164.5 172.5 -4.9%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 12.8% 11.8% 5.7% 710.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 90.4 90.5 93.2 -2.9%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 14.0% 12.8% 7.3% 670.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 175.1 174.6 178.4 -1.9%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 11.4% 10.5% 6.1% 530.0%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 83.4 83.7 0.0 -1.9%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 12.4% 11.3% 6.6% 580.0%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 112.6 112.9 117.4 -4.1%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 15.4% 13.9% 7.8% 760.0%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 78.9 78.7 80.2 -1.6%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 13.0% 13.1% 8.0% 500.0%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (March) 1,737 1,869 8,287 -79.0%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (March) 1,035 736 4,256 -75.7%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (March) 42 43 65 -34.5%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (March) 23 24 40 -42.8%
New business corporations New filings (March) 902 871 978 -7.8%
Limited liability companies New filings (March) 2,187 2,013 2,450 -10.7%
Business bankruptcies New filings (March) 43 49 20 115.0%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (March) 1,610 1,110 1,010 59.4%

 

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