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Oregon economic indicators as of October 2010

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

All "latest" numbers are for October 2010 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,789.7 1,783.7 1,745.2 2.6%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 196.2 194.6 200.9 -2.3%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.5% 10.5% 10.9% -0.4
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,068.6 1,061.2 1,042.8 2.5%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.4% 10.5% 11.1% -0.7
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 68.7 69.8 68.6 0.2%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 15.3% 15.4% 15.4% -0.1
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 41.1 39.7 40.1 2.5%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 7.2% 7.1% 7.8% -0.6
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 165.2 161.8 159.7 3.4%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.1% 11.0% 12.1% -1.0
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 93.2 92.3 89.9 3.7%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 13.3% 13.4% 13.2% 0.1
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 181.2 183.1 177.5 2.1%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.1% 11.0% 11.1% 0.0
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 85.0 86.2 84.7 0.3%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 10.5% 9.8% 10.1% 0.4
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 114.2 116.3 113.0 1.0%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 12.1% 11.7% 12.1% 0.0
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 87.6 88.4 84.3 3.9%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 8.7% 8.7% 8.9% -0.2
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (November) 1,029 1,507 1,470 -30.0%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (November) 800 867 897 -10.8%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (November) 57.3 56.4 44.2 29.6%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (November) 39.4 40.2 30.7 28.3%
New business corporations New filings 712 664 766 -7.0%
Limited liability companies New filings 1,831 1,712 1,930 -5.1%
Business bankruptcies New filings (November) 47 45 36 30.6%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (November) 1,373 1,566 1,456 -5.7%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $20.1 $18.2 $22.4 -10.0%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 15,735 18,977 13,406 17.4%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 49 49 40 22.5%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,114.7 1,128.6 1,056.8 5.5%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 67.3 69.0 60.7 11.0%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 55.2 55.1 52.0 6.3%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands 38.2 38.6 37.2 2.6%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 3,119 3,549 3,443 -9.4%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $82.4 $84.2 $122.8 -32.9%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $94.0 $101.8 $125.5 -25.1%
New Oregon single-family home permits 413 505 483 -14.5%
New Oregon multiple-housing unit permits 81 63 200 -59.5%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (November) $6.29 $6.00 $4.89 28.6%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (November) 149 141 135 10.4%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (November) 153 142 142 7.7%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (November) 139 138 118 17.8%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (November) $275 $255 $245 12.2%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 968 966 997 -2.9%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (November) 1,562.4 1,469.2 1,513.6 3.2%

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