Oregon economic indicators as of January 2010

Oregon economic indicators as of January 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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