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Oregon economic indicators as of February 2010

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

All "latest" numbers are for February 2010 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,722.6 1,708.9 1,738.9 -0.9%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 220.9 225.3 232.2 -4.9%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.5% 10.7% 10.6% -0.1
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,035.5 1,031.7 1,061.6 -2.5%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.3% 10.9% 9.9% 0.5
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 67.4 67.2 68.3 -1.4%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.5% 13.3% 12.9% -0.4
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 39.6 39.0 40.4 -2.0%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 6.8% 7.3% 7.5% -0.7
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 161.2 159.2 161.9 -0.4%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.1% 10.7% 11.3% -1.2
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 87.9 87.4 87.8 0.1%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.9% 11.5% 11.8% -0.8
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 173.4 171.3 173.2 0.1%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.6% 10.1% 9.8% -0.3
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 83.1 82.8 82.2 1.1%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 11.5% 12.1% 12.4% -0.9
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 109.2 108.4 109.7 -0.5%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 14.6% 14.9% 15.3% -0.7
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 79.5 79.0 78.1 1.7%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 12.3% 12.5% 12.9% -0.6
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (March) 1,528 1,284 1,737 -12.0%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (March) 1,135 784 1,035 9.7%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (March) 51.7 53.3 42.8 20.8%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (March) 29.4 32.2 22.6 30.1%
New business corporations New filings (March) 884 867 902 -2.0%
Limited liability companies New filings (March) 2,082 2,068 2,187 -4.8%
Business bankruptcies New filings (March) 58 45 43 34.9%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (March) 1,874 1,363 1,610 16.4%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $16.6 $15.6 $16.6 -0.2%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 12,524 14,183 15,817 -20.8%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 50 44 36 38.9%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 843.8 888.9 839.1 0.6%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 47.2 52.6 44.4 6.2%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 40.5 42.1 36.1 12.2%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (March) 38.3 32.7 38.1 0.4%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 3,902 3,937 3,471 12.4%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $69.2 $80.3 $62.0 11.6%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $68.0 $65.7 $40.6 67.5%
New Oregon single-family homes 516 410 272 89.7%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 34 78 135 -74.8%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (March) $4.64 $4.76 $5.53 -16.1%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (March) 138 140 139 -0.7%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (March) 143 146 147 -2.7%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (March) 124 123 106 17.0%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (March) $314 $312 $195 61.0%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 915 917 792 15.5%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours 1,744.0 1,885.4 1,736.4 0.4%

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