Oregon economic indicators as of August 2010

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

All "latest" numbers are for August 2010 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,787.4 1,774.9 1,757.8 1.7%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 205.1 207.9 216.3 -5.2%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.6% 10.6% 11.2% -0.6
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,062.9 1,050.3 1,048.9 1.3%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.2% 10.4% 11.1% -0.9
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 70.8 70.0 71.0 -0.3%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 14.7% 14.7% 15.2% -0.5
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 39.3 38.6 39.0 0.7%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 7.1% 7.5% 7.7% -0.6
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 163.8 162.3 158.9 3.1%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.7% 10.6% 12.1% -1.4
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 90.1 88.1 88.6 1.6%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.8% 12.7% 12.7% 0.1
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 184.0 182.8 180.1 2.1%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.7% 10.5% 10.8% -0.1
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 87.1 86.3 86.6 0.5%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 10.2% 10.6% 10.2% 0.0
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 118.3 124.4 117.6 0.6%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 12.0% 11.5% 12.4% -0.4
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 88.3 87.0 85.3 3.5%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 9.2% 9.6% 9.3% -0.1
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (September) 1,306 1,848 1,564 -16.5%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (September) 820 963 951 -13.8%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (September) 54.9 55.8 42.2 30.1%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (September) 39.0 41.6 28.7 35.9%
New business corporations New filings 731 743 758 -3.6%
Limited liability companies New filings 1,757 1,588 1,760 -0.2%
Business bankruptcies New filings (September) 40 44 44 -9.1%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (September) 1,605 1,602 1,523 5.4%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $20.4 $17.1 $20.6 -0.8%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 14,652 18,287 16,676 -12.1%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 55 52 38 44.7%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,322.2 1,317.0 1,299.5 1.7%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 73.3 73.0 67.0 9.4%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 64.7 64.8 60.8 6.5%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (September) 38.6 46.6 38.3 0.7%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 3,829 4,029 3,780 1.3%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $102.3 $93.4 $117.1 -12.6%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $84.4 $83.2 $91.1 -7.4%
New Oregon single-family home permits 514 495 567 -9.3%
New Oregon multiple-housing unit permits 350 42 13 2,592.3%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (September) $6.46 $6.30 $4.53 42.6%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (September) 147 141 135 8.9%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (September) 152 145 143 6.3%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (September) 129 131 109 18.3%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (September) $250 $245 $236 5.9%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 948 902 914 3.7%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (September) 1,542.8 1,616.3 1,544.4 -0.1%

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