Sponsored by Forest Grove Economic Development
Home Back Issues November 2010 Oregon economic indicators as of August 2010

Oregon economic indicators as of August 2010

| Print |  Email
Articles - November 2010
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%

Send comments to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

More Articles

Trends in business succession

News
Thursday, July 03, 2014
TrendsBY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


Read more...

Register for 100 Best Companies survey

News
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
OBM-100-best-logo-2015 150pxwBy Kim Moore | OB Editor

The 2015 survey launched this week. It is open to for-profit private and public companies that have at least 15 full- or part-time employees in Oregon.


Read more...

Portland rises

News
Monday, August 18, 2014

IMG 2551Portland is in the middle of another construction boom, with residential and office projects springing up downtown, in the Pearl and Old Town. OB Web Editor Jessica Ridgway documents the new wave.


Read more...

Why I became an Oregon angel investor

Guest Blog
Monday, July 14, 2014
AngelInvestBY TERRY "STARBUCKER" ST. MARIE

I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.


Read more...

Managing family assets: The importance of planning ahead

News
Friday, August 22, 2014
Unknown-1BY CLIFF HOCKLEY |  OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

When business intersects with family, a host of  situations can arise. Without a clear vision and careful planning, hard-earned investments can become stressful burdens.


Read more...

OB Video: Dress for Success

News
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
DFSOBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

Dress for Success Oregon promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools.


Read more...

Who said we should sell in May?

Contributed Blogs
Friday, July 18, 2014
BullMarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS