Oregon economic indicators as of October 2009

Oregon economic indicators as of October 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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