Oregon economic indicators as of June 2009

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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%
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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%

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