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Oregon economic indicators as of December 2009

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Articles - March 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

All "latest" numbers are for December 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,729.4 1,748.2 1,800.7 -4.0%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands
209.6 203.3 173.1 21.1%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted
11.0% 10.7% 8.3% 2.7
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,041.8 1,049.7 1,092.7 -4.7%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.7% 10.8% 8.2% 2.5
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 71.6 72.3 73.1 -2.0%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 14.0% 14.2% 11.5% 2.5
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 38.8 39.6 41.2 -5.9%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 7.4% 7.3% 6.4% 1.0
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 165.4 166.2 169.5 -2.5%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.9% 11.0% 9.5% 1.4
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 90.6 91.4 94.7 -4.3%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.9% 11.8% 10.2% 1.7
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 169.5 173.1 177.4 -4.5%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.7% 10.6% 8.7% 2.0
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 82.2 82.9 85.7 -4.1%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 11.1% 10.8% 9.3% 1.8
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 113.0 114.1 115.6 -2.2%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 13.6% 12.6% 11.2% 2.4
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 79.1 81.5 80.5 -1.7%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 11.3% 9.9% 10.2% 1.1
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (January) 1,588 1,185 2,042 -22.2%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (January) 756 718 964 -21.6%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (January) 56.0 50.0 44.7 25.3%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (January) 28.7 27.3 20.9 37.3%
New business corporations New filings 881 720 895 -1.6%
Limited liability companies New filings 1,882 1,736 1,854 1.5%
Business bankruptcies New filings (January) 39 58 40 -2.5%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (January) 1,162 1,402 895 29.8%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $19.1 $24.0 $19.1 0.2%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 14,828 14,972 18,207 -18.6%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 45 44 48 -6.3%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,064.7 985.9 1,026.9 3.7%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 61.3 59.3 56.3 8.9%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 47.2 48.4 44.3 6.5%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (January) 35.0 43.8 33.1 5.8%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 2,104 2,499 1,880 11.9%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $149.9 $115.6 $77.1 94.5%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $101.6 $120.3 $50.8 100.2%
New Oregon single-family homes 410 332 251 63.3%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 272 142 209 30.1%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (January) $4.83 $4.96 $5.76 -16.1%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (January) 134 140 142 -5.6%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (January) 138 147 155 -11.0%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (January) 124 118 112 10.7%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (January) $268 $251 $198 35.4%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 752 773 704 6.8%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (January) 1,885.4 1,790.0 1,929.4 -2.3%

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