Oregon economic indicators as of April 2010

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

All "latest" numbers are for April 2010 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,749.0 1,729.0 1,749.6 0.0%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 211.7 227.0 225.7 -6.2%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.6% 10.6% 11.5% -0.9
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,051.4 1,039.5 1,057.0 -0.5%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.4% 10.7% 10.7% -0.3
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 68.2 67.5 69.1 -1.3%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 14.1% 13.2% 15.0% -0.9
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.0 39.8 40.7 -1.7%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 7.5% 7.5% 8.1% -0.6
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 162.9 161.1 161.9 0.6%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.9% 10.6% 12.4% -1.5
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 88.9 87.8 88.3 0.7%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.4% 11.7% 12.9% -0.5
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 176.2 174.2 175.0 0.7%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.5% 10.1% 10.8% -0.3
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 84.5 83.3 83.6 1.0%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 11.0% 12.1% 11.2% -0.2
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 111.4 110.1 111.5 -0.1%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 13.2% 14.5% 14.1% -0.9
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 82.8 80.9 81.4 1.8%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 10.8% 12.2% 11.5% -0.7
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (May) 2,056 1,557 1,868 10.1%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (May) 1,069 1,072 1,240 -13.8%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (May) 56.0 61.0 44.2 26.7%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (May) 37.0 39.0 27.1 36.5%
New business corporations New filings (May) 721 749 844 -14.6%
Limited liability companies New filings (May) 1,783 1,835 1,880 -5.2%
Business bankruptcies New filings (May) 55 57 45 22.2%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (May) 1,865 1,918 1,561 19.5%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $16.5 $17.5 $16.1 2.5%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 14,562 12,427 15,189 -4.1%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 48 45 40 20.0%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,011.3 1,059.8 1,015.7 -0.4%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 57.0 58.8 51.4 10.9%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 49.0 49.7 42.9 14.3%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (May) 37.3 35.1 35.8 4.2%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 4,713 4,987 3,808 23.8%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $102.4 $97.7 $76.8 33.2%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $104.9 $99.5 $60.7 72.9%
New Oregon single-family homes 573 632 519 10.4%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 155 61 153 1.3%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (May) $4.76 $4.76 $5.74 -17.1%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (May) 139 142 143 -2.8%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (May) 142 146 156 -9.0%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (May) 131 128 110 19.1%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (May) $333 $357 $198 68.2%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 1,048 1,013 945 10.9%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (May) 1,418.3 1,484.4 1,426.7 -0.6%

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