Sponsored by Lane Powell

Oregon economic indicators as of November 2009

| Print |  Email
Articles - February 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010

All "latest" numbers are for November 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands (December) 1,747.3 1,749.3 1,826.8 -4.3%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands (December) 211.4 206.7 152.9 38.3%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted (December) 11.1% 11.2% 7.8% 3.3
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,049.1 1,045.9 1,104.1 -5.0%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.2% 11.5% 7.4% 3.9
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 72.5 72.2 73.8 -1.8%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 14.7% 15.2% 10.6% 4.1
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 39.8 39.2 42.1 -5.5%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 7.5% 7.7% 5.6% 1.9
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 166.2 164.9 170.8 -2.7%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.3% 11.8% 8.5% 2.8
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 91.4 91.4 96.1 -4.9%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.1% 12.3% 9.4% 2.7
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 173.0 174.3 181.1 -4.5%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.1% 11.4% 7.9% 3.2
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 82.8 83.8 86.8 -4.6%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 11.1% 10.4% 8.3% 2.8
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 114.2 115.2 117.2 -2.5%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 13.1% 12.3% 9.6% 3.5
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 81.5 83.4 83.1 -2.0%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 10.2% 9.1% 8.0% 2.2
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (December) 1,185 1,470 1,672 -29.1%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (December) 718 897 686 4.7%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (December) 50.0 43.7 49.8 0.4%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (December) 27.3 30.7 24.7 10.5%
New business corporations New filings 720 766 672 7.1%
Limited liability companies New filings 1,736 1,930 1,488 16.7%
Business bankruptcies New filings (December) 58 36 65 -10.8%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (December) 1,402 1,456 972 44.2%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $24.0 $20.6 $23.0 4.4%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 14,972 13,406 18,959 -21.0%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 44 40 56 -21.4%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 985.9 1,056.8 1,002.8 -1.7%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 59.3 60.7 55.0 7.9%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 48.4 52.0 41.9 15.6%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (December) 43.8 37.7 40.2 8.9%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings (December) 2,499 3,443 2,687 -7.0%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $115.6 $122.8 $93.5 23.6%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $120.3 $125.5 $53.5 124.9%
New Oregon single-family homes 332 483 301 10.3%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 142 200 214 -33.6%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (December) $4.96 $4.89 $5.28 -6.1%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (December) 147 143 153 -3.9%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (December) 157 154 166 -5.4%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (December) 116 116 112 3.6%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (December) $251 $245 $213 17.8%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 774 986 836 -7.4%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (December) 1,790.0 1,514.7 1,721.1 4.0%

Send comments to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

More Articles

Picture This

May 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

As a general rule, the more people with autism can be provided with visual cues, the better they will be able to understand and manage their environment. It’s a lesson Tom Keating learned well. The 61-year-old Eugene grant writer spent 31 years taking care of his autistic brother James, and in the late 1980s developed a spreadsheet that created a series of nonsense characters that grew or shrank depending on how much money James had in his account. 


Read more...

Downtime with the executive director of Greater Portland Inc.

April 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Janet LaBar, Executive director, Greater Portland Inc.


Read more...

Beam Me Up

April 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
BY DAN COOK | Photos by Jason E. Kaplan

An alliance of developers, academics and timber industry executives wants to position Oregon as a front runner in the glamorous new world of wooden skyscrapers.


Read more...

Make the Case

May 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015

10 briefcases that mean business.


Read more...

Bike Chic: 7 stylish options for cyclists

April 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cycling to work is all the rage. But not everyone wants to arrive at the office messy, sweaty — and unfashionable.


Read more...

Oregon Business expands events portfolio

The Latest
Friday, March 27, 2015
htctfacebookBY OB STAFF

New events series brings magazine to life.


Read more...

Energy Stream

May 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

Oregon already ranks as the nation’s second largest generator of hydroelectric power. (Washington is No. 1). Now an elegant new installation in Portland is putting an unconventional, sharing economy twist on this age-old water-energy pairing. The new system, launched this winter, uses the flow of water inside city water pipes to spin four turbines that produce electricity for Portland General Electric customers. 


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS