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Oregon economic indicators as of April 2009

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Archives - July 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

All "latest" numbers are for April 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,757.4 1,739.6 1,836.9 -4.3%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 242.6 252.2 102.0 137.9%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 12.0% 11.9% 5.6% 6.4
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,056.5 1,052.6 1,106.9 -4.6%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate 11.6% 11.7% 4.7% 6.9
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 73.0 71.6 75.9 -3.9%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 15.6% 16.7% 6.6% 9.0
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.0 39.8 41.6 -3.8%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 8.6% 8.6% 3.6% 5.0
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 165.3 163.0 173.8 -4.9%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 13.0% 13.9% 5.1% 7.9
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 90.5 89.9 94.0 -3.7%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 13.9% 14.6% 6.8% 7.1
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 173.6 171.9 182.0 -4.6%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 11.8% 12.4% 5.3% 6.5
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 83.5 82.6 87.0 -4.0%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 11.9% 13.2% 5.7% 6.2
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 115.1 113.1 120.0 -4.1%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 14.7% 15.9% 6.5% 8.2
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 81.2 79.1 82.8 -1.9%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 12.2% 13.1% 6.3% 5.9
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (May) 1,868 1,534 6,795 -72.5%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (May) 1,240 918 3,747 -66.9%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (May) 44.5 43.2 59.9 -25.7%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (May) 27.2 23.6 38.5 -29.4%
New business corporations New filings (May) 844 942 878 -3.9%
Limited liability companies New filings (May) 1,880 2,140 2,024 -7.1%
Business bankruptcies New filings (May) 45 55 28 60.7%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (May) 1,561 1,666 995 56.9%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $16.1 $16.9 $17.6 -8.7%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 15,189 16,856 18,004 -15.6%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 40 46 77 -48.1%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,015.7 1,063.0 1,179.3 -13.9%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 49.0 52.1 58.4 -16.0%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 42.9 43.5 49.1 -12.6%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (May) 35.8 34.2 41.2 -13.0%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 3,808 3,685 5,295 -28.1%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $76.8 $78.8 $133.8 -42.6%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $60.7 $61.9 $104.6 -42.0%
New Oregon single-family homes 519 505 897 -42.1%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 153 54 152 0.7%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (May) $5.74 $5.46 $10.26 -44.1%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (May) 144 145 143 0.7%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (May) 157 153 150 4.7%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (May) 111 112 125 -11.2%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (May) $198 $208 $279 -29.0%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 937 793 1,262 -25.8%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (May) 1,426.7 1,573.0 1,499.5 -4.9%

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