Oregon economic indicators as of December 2009

Oregon economic indicators as of December 2009


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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