Oregon economic indicators as of May 2010

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Articles - August 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

All "latest" numbers are for May 2010 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,750.0 1,749.3 1,748.3 0.1%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 202.9 209.9 223.5 -9.2%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.6% 10.6% 11.6% -1.0
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,046.8 1,052.2 1,053.2 -0.6%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.3% 10.4% 10.9% -0.6
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 68.4 68.6 69.3 -1.3%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 14.7% 14.0% 16.1% -1.3
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.0 40.0 40.4 -1.1%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 7.0% 7.4% 8.2% -1.1
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 163.5 163.0 162.0 0.9%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.7% 10.9% 12.8% -2.0
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 89.3 88.9 89.0 0.4%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.3% 12.3% 13.2% -0.8
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 177.3 176.3 175.6 0.9%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.8% 10.4% 11.3% -0.4
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 85.1 84.3 84.2 1.2%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 10.3% 11.0% 10.9% -0.6
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 111.0 111.6 111.0 0.0%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 12.7% 13.1% 13.9% -1.2
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 83.5 82.7 82.0 1.9%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 10.0% 10.8% 10.7% -0.7
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (June) 1,577 2,056 1,909 -17.4%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (June) 1,056 1,069 1,156 -8.7%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (June) 57.4 56.3 43.2 32.9%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (June) 41.1 37.0 28.0 46.8%
New business corporations New filings (June) 721 831 -100.0%
Limited liability companies New filings (June) 1,783 1,972 -100.0%
Business bankruptcies New filings (June) 43 55 58 -25.9%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (June) 1,815 1,865 1,588 14.3%
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $18.2 $16.5 $15.2 19.9%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 15,886 14,562 11,911 33.4%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 47 48 37 27.0%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,096.9 1,011.3 1,089.5 0.7%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 58.4 57.0 54.3 7.6%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 52.9 49.0 51.2 3.5%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (June) 42.0 37.3 41.8 0.3%
Portland-area homes New listings 3,482 4,713 3,879 -10.2%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $127.8 $102.4 $87.4 46.1%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $88.5 $104.9 $65.5 35.2%
New Oregon single-family homes 543 573 564 -3.7%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 62 155 170 -63.5%
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (June) $4.57 $4.76 $5.91 -22.7%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (June) 143 143 135 5.9%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (June) 152 147 152 0.0%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (June) 129 132 108 19.4%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (June) $263 $333 $222 18.5%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 875 1,030 791 10.6%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours
1,418.3 1,484.4 1,426.7 -0.6%

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