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Oregon economic indicators as of July 2009

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

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

All "latest" numbers are for July 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,763.8 1,756.0 1,858.3 -5.1%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 232.8 236.3 120.6 93.0%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 11.9% 12.0% 6.3% 5.6
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,053.9 1,046.5 1,110.0 -5.1%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate 11.5% 11.5% 5.7% 5.8
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 75.7 74.0 77.8 -2.7%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 13.9% 14.6% 6.8% 7.1
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 37.5 39.6 40.3 -7.0%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 9.0% 8.1% 4.7% 4.3
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 162.1 164.4 170.5 -4.9%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 12.7% 12.6% 6.6% 6.1
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 89.5 90.6 93.1 -3.9%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 13.3% 13.4% 7.6% 5.7
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 177.0 175.2 187.2 -5.5%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 11.0% 11.3% 6.0% 5.0
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 85.2 84.5 90.3 -5.6%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 11.2% 11.2% 6.0% 5.2
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 125.0 120.9 130.4 -4.1%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 12.5% 13.5% 6.5% 6.0
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 83.6 83.5 85.2 -1.9%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 10.1% 10.1% 6.7% 3.4
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (August) 1,859 1,741 5,532 -66.4%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (August) 1,035 1,059 2,987 -65.3%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (August) 45.3 45.0 58.9 -23.1%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (August) 31.2 27.8 38.9 -19.8%
New business corporations New filings (August) 758 824 830 -8.7%
Limited liability companies New filings (August) 1,760 1,856 1,796 -2.0%
Business bankruptcies New filings (August) 50 46 36 38.9%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (August) 1,474 1,591 1,011 45.8%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $17.3 $18.5 $21.5 -19.6%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 13,024 13,150 16,072 -19.0%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 39 39 55 -29.1%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,326.2 1,219.2 1,443.4 -8.1%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 70.3 64.5 73.5 -4.4%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 62.1 60.8 60.0 3.4%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (August) 45.6 46.0 46.3 -1.5%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 3,907 4,257 5,237 -25.4%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $116.3 $117.9 $151.1 -23.1%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $101.0 $93.0 $95.9 5.2%
New Oregon single-family homes 554 590 817 -32.2%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 151 35 629 -76.0%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (August) $4.90 $5.32 $8.23 -40.5%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (August) 139 149 177 -21.5%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (August) 151 167 196 -23.0%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (August) 105 107 129 -18.6%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (August) $239 $238 $282 -15.2%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 923 922 1,174 -21.4%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (August) 1,638.6 1,474.5 1,667.8 -1.7%
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All "latest" numbers are for July 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,763.8 1,756.0 1,858.3 -5.1%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 232.8 236.3 120.6 93.0%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 11.9% 12.0% 6.3% 5.6
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,053.9 1,046.5 1,110.0 -5.1%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate 11.5% 11.5% 5.7% 5.8
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 75.7 74.0 77.8 -2.7%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 13.9% 14.6% 6.8% 7.1
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 37.5 39.6 40.3 -7.0%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 9.0% 8.1% 4.7% 4.3
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 162.1 164.4 170.5 -4.9%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 12.7% 12.6% 6.6% 6.1
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 89.5 90.6 93.1 -3.9%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 13.3% 13.4% 7.6% 5.7
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 177.0 175.2 187.2 -5.5%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 11.0% 11.3% 6.0% 5.0
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 85.2 84.5 90.3 -5.6%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 11.2% 11.2% 6.0% 5.2
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 125.0 120.9 130.4 -4.1%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 12.5% 13.5% 6.5% 6.0
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 83.6 83.5 85.2 -1.9%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 10.1% 10.1% 6.7% 3.4
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (August) 1,859 1,741 5,532 -66.4%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (August) 1,035 1,059 2,987 -65.3%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (August) 45.3 45.0 58.9 -23.1%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (August) 31.2 27.8 38.9 -19.8%
New business corporations New filings (August) 758 824 830 -8.7%
Limited liability companies New filings (August) 1,760 1,856 1,796 -2.0%
Business bankruptcies New filings (August) 50 46 36 38.9%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (August) 1,474 1,591 1,011 45.8%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $17.3 $18.5 $21.5 -19.6%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 13,024 13,150 16,072 -19.0%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 39 39 55 -29.1%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,326.2 1,219.2 1,443.4 -8.1%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 70.3 64.5 73.5 -4.4%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 62.1 60.8 60.0 3.4%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (August) 45.6 46.0 46.3 -1.5%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 3,907 4,257 5,237 -25.4%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $116.3 $117.9 $151.1 -23.1%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $101.0 $93.0 $95.9 5.2%
New Oregon single-family homes 554 590 817 -32.2%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 151 35 629 -76.0%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (August) $4.90 $5.32 $8.23 -40.5%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (August) 139 149 177 -21.5%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (August) 151 167 196 -23.0%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (August) 105 107 129 -18.6%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (August) $239 $238 $282 -15.2%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 923 922 1,174 -21.4%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (August) 1,638.6 1,474.5 1,667.8 -1.7%

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