Oregon economic indicators as of September 2009

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Archives - December 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
All "latest" numbers are for September 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands (October) 1,749.2 1,750.6 1,841.5 -5.0%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands (October) 210.3 207.9 135.1 55.7%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted (October) 11.3% 11.3% 7.2% 4.1
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,043.8 1,045.3 1,105.6 -5.6%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.7% 11.6% 5.7% 6.0
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 72.5 74.6 75.9 -4.4%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 15.9% 13.9% 7.6% 8.3
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 38.1 37.9 40.5 -6.1%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 7.6% 8.4% 4.4% 3.2
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 162.1 162.6 169.4 -4.3%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.2% 12.4% 7.1% 5.1
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 91.9 90.1 96.4 -4.7%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.4% 13.0% 7.2% 5.2
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 175.9 176.4 186.3 -5.6%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.6% 11.0% 5.8% 5.8
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 85.1 84.9 90.0 -5.4%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 9.9% 11.1% 5.9% 4.0
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 117.2 119.6 122.4 -4.2%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 12.2% 13.0% 7.2% 5.0
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 84.3 83.7 85.8 -1.7%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 8.9% 10.0% 6.2% 2.7
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (October) 1,592 1,564 3,607 -55.9%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (October) 895 951 1,579 -43.3%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (October) 41.2 41.6 54.2 -24.0%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (October) 28.5 28.7 36.2 -21.3%
New business corporations New filings (October) 766 838 855 -10.4%
Limited liability companies New filings (October) 1,930 1,892 1,934 -0.2%
Business bankruptcies New filings (October) 51 44 46 10.9%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (October) 1,608 1,523 1,281 25.5%
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $16.1 $20.6 $21.0 -23.0%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 12,413 16,676 24,682 -49.7%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 43 38 62 -30.6%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,079.4 1,299.5 1,149.4 -6.1%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 62.5 67.0 57.4 8.9%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 52.0 60.8 48.6 6.8%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (October) 37.2 38.3 36.9 0.8%
Portland-area homes New listings (October) 3,443 3,599 3,605 -4.5%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $127.4 $117.1 $120.1 6.1%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $114.2 $91.1 $152.1 -24.9%
New Oregon single-family homes 527 567 631 -16.5%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 4 13 293 -98.6%
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (October) $4.67 $4.53 $5.33 -12.4%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (October) 133 146 153 -13.1%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (October) 143 157 167 -14.4%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (October) 108 109 118 -8.5%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (October) $235 $236 $234 0.4%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 809 896 1,117 -27.6%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (October) 1,439.0 1,544.4 1,502.0 -4.2%

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