Oregon economic indicators as of January 2010

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

All "latest" numbers are for January 2010 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,708.9 1,721.8 1,748.3 -2.3%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 227.6 205.5 210.8 8.0%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.7% 10.6% 9.9% 0.8
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,031.4 1,037.7 1,067.8 -3.4%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.9% 10.8% 9.2% 1.7
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 67.2 68.1 69.3 -3.0%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 13.4% 14.6% 12.3% 1.1
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 39.0 39.5 40.3 -3.2%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 7.4% 7.5% 7.1% 0.3
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 159.0 160.7 162.7 -2.2%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.8% 11.6% 10.7% 0.1
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 87.4 89.5 88.9 -1.7%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.6% 12.6% 11.1% 0.5
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 171.2 172.1 173.5 -1.3%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.2% 10.5% 9.3% 0.9
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 83.0 83.1 82.1 1.1%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 12.2% 10.8% 11.4% 0.8
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 108.4 109.9 111.3 -2.6%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 15.0% 13.7% 13.9% 1.1
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 79.1 80.2 77.3 2.2%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 12.6% 11.0% 13.1% -0.5
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (February) 1,284 1,588 1,869 -31.3%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (February) 784 756 736 6.5%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (February) 53.3 56.0 43.9 21.4%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (February) 32.2 28.7 23.7 35.9%
New business corporations New filings (February) 867 808 871 -0.5%
Limited liability companies New filings (February) 2,068 1,991 2,013 2.7%
Business bankruptcies New filings (February) 45 39 49 -8.2%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (February) 1,363 1,162 1,110 22.8%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $15.6 $19.1 $14.9 4.8%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 14,183 14,828 15,961 -11.1%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 44 45 54 -18.5%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 888.9 1,064.7 890.4 -0.2%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 52.6 61.3 48.1 9.3%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 42.1 47.2 37.6 12.0%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (February) 32.7 35.0 33.2 -1.5%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 3,937 2,104 4,196 -6.2%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $80.3 $149.9 $68.4 17.4%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $65.7 $101.6 $41.4 58.7%
New Oregon single-family homes 410 410 286 43.4%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 78 272 708 -89.0%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (February) $4.76 $4.83 $5.68 -16.2%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (February) 137 138 138 -0.7%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (February) 141 143 148 -4.7%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (February) 123 124 105 17.1%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (February) $312 $268 $199 56.8%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 872 753 794 9.8%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (February) 1,744.0 1,885.4 1,736.4 0.4%

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