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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
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
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%
TRANSPORTATION
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%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
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%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
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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