Oregon economic indicators as of October 2009

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Articles - January 2010
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

All "latest" numbers are for October 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands (November) 1,747.3 1,749.3 1,826.8 -4.3%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands (November) 211.4 206.7 152.9 38.3%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted (November) 11.1% 11.2% 7.8% 3.3
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,046.5 1,043.6 1,106.8 -5.4%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.6% 11.5% 6.8% 4.8
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 72.2 73.2 74.7 -3.3%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 15.4% 15.6% 9.8% 5.5
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 39.3 38.2 41.8 -6.0%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 7.8% 7.5% 5.3% 2.5
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 165.0 162.2 171.3 -3.7%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.0% 12.0% 8.1% 3.9
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 91.1 91.5 96.6 -5.6%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.4% 12.3% 8.8% 3.6
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 174.2 176.4 183.4 -5.0%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.6% 11.3% 7.4% 4.2
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 83.8 84.9 88.1 -5.0%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 10.6% 9.8% 7.1% 3.5
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 115.1 118.1 119.6 -3.8%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 12.5% 11.9% 8.1% 4.4
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 83.5 84.2 85.2 -2.0%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 9.3% 8.8% 6.6% 2.7
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (November) 1,470 1,592 2,776 -47.0%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (November) 897 895 1,106 -18.9%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (November) 43.7 41.2 53.2 -17.9%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (November) 30.7 28.5 33.7 -8.9%
New business corporations New filings (November) 766 838 855 -10.4%
Limited liability companies New filings (November) 1,930 1,892 1,934 -0.2%
Business bankruptcies New filings (November) 36 51 42 -14.3%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (November) 1,456 1,608 1,029 41.5%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $20.6 $16.1 $22.4 -7.9%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 13,406 12,413 21,458 -37.5%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 40 43 70 -42.9%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,056.8 1,079.4 1,128.8 -6.4%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 60.7 62.5 57.0 6.4%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 52.0 52.0 49.1 5.9%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (November) 37.7 37.2 35.7 5.6%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings (November) 3,443 3,599 3,605 -4.5%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $122.8 $127.4 $113.6 8.1%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $125.5 $114.2 $91.6 36.9%
New Oregon single-family homes 483 527 470 2.8%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 200 4 293 -31.7%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (November) $4.89 $4.67 $5.23 -6.5%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (November) 144 135 156 -7.7%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (November) 155 145 171 -9.4%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (November) 117 110 117 0.0%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (November) $245 $235 $224 9.4%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 990 945 1,139 -13.1%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (November) 1,514.7 1,439.0 1,542.5 -1.8%

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