Oregon economic indicators as of March 2010

Oregon economic indicators as of March 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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