Oregon economic indicators as of June 2009

| Print |  Email
Archives - September 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009

Figures and indicators for four vital pieces of the Oregon economy as of June 2009: Employment/business listings, Transportation, Real Estate/Construction Permits and Farming/Natural Resources/Energy

All "latest" numbers are for June 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,754.8 1,751.3 1,851.2 -5.2%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 241.2 236.2 113.7 112.1%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 12.2% 12.2% 5.9% 6.3
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,045.7 1,051.7 1,102.4 -5.2%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate 11.7% 11.4% 5.4% 6.3
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 74.1 73.6 77.7 -4.7%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 14.8% 14.9% 6.8% 8.0
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 39.4 39.5 41.8 -5.6%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 8.3% 8.2% 4.0% 4.3
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 164.1 164.6 174.7 -6.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 12.8% 12.7% 5.7% 7.1
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 90.4 90.3 95.0 -4.8%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 13.6% 13.5% 7.2% 6.4
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 175.0 173.6 185.0 -5.4%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 11.5% 11.3% 5.8% 5.7
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 83.9 83.8 89.2 -5.9%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 11.4% 11.5% 5.7% 5.7
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 121.0 115.5 124.3 -2.6%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 13.8% 14.2% 6.7% 7.1
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 83.7 81.5 85.9 -2.5%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 10.3% 11.3% 5.9% 4.4
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (July) 1,741 1,909 5,450 -68.1%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (July) 1,059 1,156 2,923 -63.8%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (July) 45.0 43.1 60.6 -25.7%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (July) 27.8 28.0 37.1 -25.1%
New business corporations New filings (July) 824 831 923 -10.7%
Limited liability companies New filings (July) 1,856 1,972 1,952 -4.9%
Business bankruptcies New filings (July) 46 58 23 100.0%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (July) 1,591 1,588 1,191 33.6%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions .5 .2 .6 -10.3%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 13,150 11,911 19,699 -33.2%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 39 37 66 -40.9%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,219.2 1,089.5 1,370.9 -11.1%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 64.5 52.1 68.7 -6.0%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 60.8 51.2 60.3 0.9%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (July) 46.0 41.8 47.0 -2.1%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 4,257 3,879 5,213 -18.3%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions 7.9 .4 1.3 -16.6%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions .0 .5 3.7 -18.2%
New Oregon single-family homes 590 564 852 -30.8%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 35 170 427 -91.8%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (July) .32 .91 .93 -32.9%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (July) 148 140 171 -13.5%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (July) 168 161 190 -11.6%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (July) 108 108 132 -18.2%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (July) 8 2 7 -10.9%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 924 761 1,133 -18.4%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (July) 1,474.5 1,486.5 1,610.1 -8.4%
Click here to show full list in wide format

All "latest" numbers are for June 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,754.8 1,751.3 1,851.2 -5.2%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 241.2 236.2 113.7 112.1%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 12.2% 12.2% 5.9% 6.3
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,045.7 1,051.7 1,102.4 -5.2%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate 11.7% 11.4% 5.4% 6.3
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 74.1 73.6 77.7 -4.7%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 14.8% 14.9% 6.8% 8.0
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 39.4 39.5 41.8 -5.6%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 8.3% 8.2% 4.0% 4.3
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 164.1 164.6 174.7 -6.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 12.8% 12.7% 5.7% 7.1
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 90.4 90.3 95.0 -4.8%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 13.6% 13.5% 7.2% 6.4
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 175.0 173.6 185.0 -5.4%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 11.5% 11.3% 5.8% 5.7
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 83.9 83.8 89.2 -5.9%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 11.4% 11.5% 5.7% 5.7
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 121.0 115.5 124.3 -2.6%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 13.8% 14.2% 6.7% 7.1
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 83.7 81.5 85.9 -2.5%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 10.3% 11.3% 5.9% 4.4
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (July) 1,741 1,909 5,450 -68.1%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (July) 1,059 1,156 2,923 -63.8%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (July) 45.0 43.1 60.6 -25.7%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (July) 27.8 28.0 37.1 -25.1%
New business corporations New filings (July) 824 831 923 -10.7%
Limited liability companies New filings (July) 1,856 1,972 1,952 -4.9%
Business bankruptcies New filings (July) 46 58 23 100.0%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (July) 1,591 1,588 1,191 33.6%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $18.5 $15.2 $20.6 -10.3%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 13,150 11,911 19,699 -33.2%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 39 37 66 -40.9%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,219.2 1,089.5 1,370.9 -11.1%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 64.5 52.1 68.7 -6.0%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 60.8 51.2 60.3 0.9%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (July) 46.0 41.8 47.0 -2.1%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 4,257 3,879 5,213 -18.3%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $117.9 $87.4 $141.3 -16.6%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $93.0 $65.5 $113.7 -18.2%
New Oregon single-family homes 590 564 852 -30.8%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 35 170 427 -91.8%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (July) $5.32 $5.91 $7.93 -32.9%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (July) 148 140 171 -13.5%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (July) 168 161 190 -11.6%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (July) 108 108 132 -18.2%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (July) $238 $222 $267 -10.9%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 924 761 1,133 -18.4%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (July) 1,474.5 1,486.5 1,610.1 -8.4%

Send comments to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

More Articles

Tackling the CEO-worker pay gap

January-Powerbook 2015
Thursday, December 11, 2014
BY OREGON BUSINESS STAFF

An SEC rule targets the disparity between executive and employee compensation, reigniting a long-standing debate about corporate social responsibility.


Read more...

Carbon Power

February 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

Researchers in a multitude of disciplines are searching for ways to soak up excess carbon dioxide, the compound that contributes to global warming.


Read more...

Taking the lead in boosting Oregonians’ health and strengthening our economy

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, January 08, 2015
0108-injection-thumbBY CAMBIA HEALTH SOLUTIONS & OREGON BUSINESS COUNCIL | OP-ED

Businesses have a significant stake in the health of Oregonians. In fact, we cannot succeed without it. By committing to using our companies as levers for good health, we invest in our people, our business, our quality of life and our economy. 


Read more...

Corner Office: Marv LaPorte

January-Powerbook 2015
Saturday, December 13, 2014

The president of LaPorte & Associates lets us in on his day-to-day life.


Read more...

Top stories in 2014

The Latest
Thursday, December 18, 2014
10-listthumb

2014 was a year of wild contradictions, fast-paced growth and unexpected revelations.


Read more...

Transportation Fairness Alliance holds demonstration in Pioneer Square

The Latest
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
IMG 3367BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Portland's cab companies urged city hall for consideration as officials weigh new rules for Uber and other ridesharing companies.


Read more...

Labor Pains

February 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Thinking about starting an internship program? Be careful. Navigating unpaid internships can be tricky.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS