Oregon economic indicators as of August 2010

Oregon economic indicators as of August 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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