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Oregon economic indicators as of November 2010

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

All "latest" numbers are for November 2010 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands (December) 1,778.0 1,790.1 1,721.8 3.3%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands (December) 206.2 208.2 205.5 0.3%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted (December) 10.6% 10.5% 10.6% 0.0
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,077.3 1,068.6 1,048.0 2.8%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.7% 10.4% 10.6% 0.1
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 68.9 68.6 68.7 0.3%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 15.4% 15.2% 14.7% 0.7
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 41.5 41.1 40.4 2.7%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 7.6% 7.1% 7.5% 0.1
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 166.7 165.2 161.4 3.3%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.4% 11.0% 11.5% -0.1
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 93.7 93.2 90.2 3.9%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 13.7% 13.2% 12.6% 1.1
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 179.7 181.1 176.2 2.0%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.5% 11.0% 10.6% 0.9
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 84.8 84.9 84.1 0.9%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 11.5% 10.4% 10.3% 1.2
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 112.5 114.1 111.2 1.2%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 13.3% 12.0% 12.5% 0.8
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 85.2 87.6 82.7 3.0%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 10.2% 8.6% 9.5% 0.7
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (December) 978 1,029 1,185 -17.5%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (December) 695 800 718 -3.2%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (December) 60.4 57.3 49.2 22.8%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (December) 34.2 39.4 27.3 25.3%
New business corporations New filings (December) 855 651 881 -3.0%
Limited liability companies New filings (December) 1,811 1,637 1,882 -3.8%
Business bankruptcies New filings (December) 47 47 58 -19.0%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (December) 1,313 1,373 1,402 -6.3%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $27.5 $20.1 $24.0 14.6%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 14,537 15,735 14,972 -2.9%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 41 49 44 -6.8%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,058.1 1,114.7 985.9 7.3%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 64.4 67.3 58.9 9.3%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 51.1 55.2 48.4 5.5%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (December) 43.5 38.2 43.8 -0.7%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings (December) 1,925 2,473 2,104 -8.5%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $77.1 $82.4 $115.6 -33.3%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $88.2 $94.0 $120.3 -26.7%
New Oregon single-family home permits 388 413 332 16.9%
New Oregon multiple-housing unit permits 75 81 142 -47.2%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (December) $7.34 $6.29 $4.96 48.0%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (December) 153 149 140 9.3%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (December) 159 153 147 8.2%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (December) 133 139 117 13.7%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (December) $282 $275 $251 12.4%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 835 970 777 7.5%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (December) 1,754.4 1,562.4 1,751.8 0.2%

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