Oregon economic indicators as of August 2009

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Archives - November 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 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 August 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands (September) 1,749.8 1,750.2 1,846.8 -5.3%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands (September) 211.5 231.2 121.2 74.5%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted (September) 11.5% 12.0% 6.8% 4.7
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,045.7 1,053.5 1,109.1 -5.7%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate 11.8% 11.3% 6.1% 5.7
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 74.7 75.2 77.5 -3.7%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 14.1% 13.8% 7.4% 6.7
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 37.7 37.6 40.5 -6.9%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 8.5% 8.9% 4.9% 3.6
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 162.4 162.8 170.8 -4.9%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 12.6% 12.4% 6.8% 5.8
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 90.1 89.4 94.2 -4.3%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 13.2% 13.1% 8.1% 5.1
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 176.6 176.8 187.8 -5.9%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 11.2% 10.9% 6.2% 5.0
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 84.9 85.2 90.7 -6.4%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 11.2% 11.0% 6.3% 4.9
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 119.7 124.5 125.4 -4.6%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 13.2% 12.4% 7.3% 5.9
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 83.6 83.6 86.0 -2.8%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 10.1% 9.9% 6.4% 3.7
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (September) 1,564 1,859 4,518 -65.4%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (September) 951 1,035 2,172 -56.2%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (September) 41.6 45.3 55.2 -24.6%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (September) 28.7 31.2 36.8 -22.0%
New business corporations New filings (September) 838 758 766 9.4%
Limited liability companies New filings (September) 1,892 1,760 1,866 1.4%
Business bankruptcies New filings (September) 44 50 48 -8.3%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (September) 1,523 1,474 1,116 36.5%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions .6 .3 .3 6.7%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 16,676 13,024 22,329 -25.3%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 38 39 60 -36.7%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands (September) 1,079.4 1,299.5 1,149.4 -6.1%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 67.0 70.3 67.7 -1.0%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 60.8 62.1 58.1 4.7%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (September) 38.3 45.6 36.6 4.9%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 3,780 3,907 4,398 -14.1%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions 7.1 6.3 1.7 -3.8%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions NA 1.0 .4 NA
New Oregon single-family homes 567 554 655 -13.4%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 13 151 526 -97.5%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (September) .53 .90 .91 -34.4%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (September) 147 140 171 -14.0%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (September) 158 152 185 -14.6%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (September) 110 106 126 -12.7%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (September) 6 9 2 -13.2%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 895 921 1,117 -19.9%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (September) 1,544.4 1,638.6 1,626.9 -5.1%
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All "latest" numbers are for August 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands (September) 1,749.8 1,750.2 1,846.8 -5.3%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands (September) 211.5 231.2 121.2 74.5%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted (September) 11.5% 12.0% 6.8% 4.7
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,045.7 1,053.5 1,109.1 -5.7%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate 11.8% 11.3% 6.1% 5.7
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 74.7 75.2 77.5 -3.7%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate 14.1% 13.8% 7.4% 6.7
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 37.7 37.6 40.5 -6.9%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate 8.5% 8.9% 4.9% 3.6
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 162.4 162.8 170.8 -4.9%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate 12.6% 12.4% 6.8% 5.8
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 90.1 89.4 94.2 -4.3%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate 13.2% 13.1% 8.1% 5.1
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 176.6 176.8 187.8 -5.9%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate 11.2% 10.9% 6.2% 5.0
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 84.9 85.2 90.7 -6.4%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 11.2% 11.0% 6.3% 4.9
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 119.7 124.5 125.4 -4.6%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 13.2% 12.4% 7.3% 5.9
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 83.6 83.6 86.0 -2.8%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 10.1% 9.9% 6.4% 3.7
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (September) 1,564 1,859 4,518 -65.4%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (September) 951 1,035 2,172 -56.2%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (September) 41.6 45.3 55.2 -24.6%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (September) 28.7 31.2 36.8 -22.0%
New business corporations New filings (September) 838 758 766 9.4%
Limited liability companies New filings (September) 1,892 1,760 1,866 1.4%
Business bankruptcies New filings (September) 44 50 48 -8.3%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (September) 1,523 1,474 1,116 36.5%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $20.6 $17.3 $19.3 6.7%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 16,676 13,024 22,329 -25.3%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 38 39 60 -36.7%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands (September) 1,079.4 1,299.5 1,149.4 -6.1%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 67.0 70.3 67.7 -1.0%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 60.8 62.1 58.1 4.7%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (September) 38.3 45.6 36.6 4.9%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 3,780 3,907 4,398 -14.1%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $117.1 $116.3 $121.7 -3.8%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions NA $101.0 $95.4 NA
New Oregon single-family homes 567 554 655 -13.4%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 13 151 526 -97.5%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (September) $4.53 $4.90 $6.91 -34.4%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (September) 147 140 171 -14.0%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (September) 158 152 185 -14.6%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (September) 110 106 126 -12.7%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (September) $236 $239 $272 -13.2%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 895 921 1,117 -19.9%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (September) 1,544.4 1,638.6 1,626.9 -5.1%

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