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Oregon economic indicators as of November 2009

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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%

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