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Oregon economic indicators as of July 2010

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

All "latest" numbers are for July 2010 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,774.4 1,764.9 1,763.6 0.6%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 209.4 202.6 220.8 -5.1%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.6% 10.5% 11.4% -0.8
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,050.6 1,049.0 1,047.1 0.3%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.4% 10.0% 11.0% -0.7
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 69.8 69.7 71.1 -1.8%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 14.8% 14.1% 15.4% -0.6
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 38.5 40.2 38.4 0.3%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 7.6% 7.0% 8.3% -0.7
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 162.0 163.7 158.7 2.1%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.7% 10.6% 12.1% -1.5
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 88.1 90.0 87.3 0.9%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.8% 12.0% 12.8% 0.0
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 182.7 179.3 182.0 0.4%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.7% 10.2% 10.5% 0.1
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 86.5 86.0 86.5 0.0%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 10.7% 10.3% 10.6% 0.1
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 124.3 116.6 124.7 -0.3%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 11.6% 12.1% 12.0% -0.4
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 86.8 86.1 85.1 2.0%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 9.7% 9.5% 9.5% 0.2
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (August) 1,848 1,383 1,859 -0.6%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (August) 963 971 1,035 -7.0%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (August) 55.8 58.6 44.5 25.4%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (August) 41.6 38.3 31.2 33.3%
New business corporations New filings 743 860 824 -9.8%
Limited liability companies New filings 1,588 1,967 1,856 -14.4%
Business bankruptcies New filings (August) 44 40 50 -12.0%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (August) 1,602 1,734 1,474 8.7%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $17.1 $19.1 $17.3 -1.3%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 18,287 15,005 13,024 40.4%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 53 47 39 35.9%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,317.0 1,224.4 1,326.2 -0.7%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 73.0 70.1 70.4 3.6%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 64.8 61.7 62.1 4.4%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (August) 46.6 46.6 45.5 2.3%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 4,029 4,049 3,907 3.1%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $93.4 $131.0 $116.3 -19.7%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $83.2 $106.5 $101.0 -17.5%
New Oregon single-family homes 495 484 554 -10.6%
New Oregon multiple-housing units 42 399 151 -72.2%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (August) $6.30 $4.88 $4.90 28.6%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (August) 139 142 126 10.3%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (August) 142 149 133 6.8%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (August) 129 127 106 21.7%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (August) $245 $252 $239 2.5%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 901 920 915 -1.5%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (August) 1,616.3 1,478.8 1,638.6 -1.4%

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