Oregon economic indicators as of March 2010

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Articles - June 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

All "latest" numbers are for March 2010 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,729.2 1,722.2 1,732.9 -0.2%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 229.1 218.8 241.3 -5.1%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.6% 10.5% 11.2% -0.6
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,040.0 1,036.3 1,054.0 -1.3%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.7% 10.2% 10.4% 0.2
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 67.5 67.4 67.9 -0.5%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 13.3% 12.3% 14.1% -0.8
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 39.8 39.6 40.6 -1.9%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 7.6% 6.7% 7.8% -0.2
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 161.1 160.7 160.7 0.2%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.6% 10.0% 12.1% -1.6
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 87.9 87.9 87.5 0.5%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.7% 10.9% 12.4% -0.7
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 174.1 173.3 173.2 0.5%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.2% 9.5% 10.5% -0.3
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 83.3 82.7 82.1 1.4%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 12.1% 11.5% 12.7% -0.6
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 110.1 109.3 109.5 0.6%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 14.6% 14.5% 15.6% -1.0
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 80.9 79.5 79.0 2.5%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 12.2% 12.2% 12.6% -0.4
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (April) 1,557 1,528 1,534 1.5%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (April) 1,072 1,135 918 16.8%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (April) 61.0 51.7 43.5 40.2%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (April) 39.0 29.4 23.6 65.3%
New business corporations New filings (April) 749 884 942 -20.5%
Limited liability companies New filings (April) 1,835 2,082 2,140 -14.3%
Business bankruptcies New filings (April) 57 58 55 3.6%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (April) 1,918 1,874 1,666 15.1%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $17.5 $16.6 $16.9 3.1%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 12,427 12,524 16,856 -26.3%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 45 50 46 -2.2%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,059.8 843.8 1,063.0 -0.3%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 58.8 47.2 54.3 8.3%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 49.7 40.5 43.5 14.3%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (April) 35.1 38.3 34.2 2.8%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 4,987 3,902 3,685 35.3%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $97.7 $69.2 $68.4 42.9%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $99.5 $68.0 $61.9 60.7%
New Oregon single-family homes 632 516 505 25.1%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 61 34 54 13.0%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (April) $4.76 $4.64 $5.53 -13.9%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (April) 142 159 144 -1.4%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (April) 146 168 153 -4.6%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (April) 127 126 112 13.4%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (April) $357 $314 $208 71.6%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 964 915 794 21.4%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (April) 1,484.4 1,614.7 1,573.0 -5.6%

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