February '09 employment and business indicators

February '09 employment and business indicators


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%