Oregon economic indicators as of December 2010

Oregon economic indicators as of December 2010


All "latest" numbers are for December 2010 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,778.0 1,790.1 1,721.8 3.3%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 206.2 208.2 205.5 0.3%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.6% 10.5% 10.6% 0.0
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,071.9 1,078.7 1,037.7 3.3%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.2% 10.7% 10.8% -0.6
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 68.3 68.6 68.1 0.2%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 14.5% 15.4% 14.6% -0.1
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 40.8 41.4 39.5 3.4%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 7.3% 7.6% 7.5% -0.2
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 166.4 166.2 160.7 3.6%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.8% 11.4% 11.6% -0.8
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 93.4 93.6 89.5 4.4%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.5% 13.5% 12.6% -0.1
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 176.3 179.4 172.1 2.4%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.8% 11.5% 10.5% 0.3
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 84.1 84.7 83.1 1.2%
The Coast; Unemployment rate 11.5% 11.4% 10.8% 0.7
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 111.3 112.1 109.9 1.3%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate 13.7% 13.3% 13.7% 0.0
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 83.1 85.1 80.2 3.6%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate 11.4% 10.2% 11.0% 0.4
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (January) 1,223 978 1,588 -23.0%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (January) 753 695 756 -0.4%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (January) 54.8 46.8 48.0 14.2%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (January) 26.8 27.1 22.5 19.1%
New business corporations New filings 855 651 881 -3.0%
Limited liability companies New filings 1,811 1,637 1,882 -3.8%
Business bankruptcies New filings (January) 50 47 39 28.2%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (January) 1,137 1,313 1,162 -2.2%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions (January) $22.1 $22.9 $15.6 41.7%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge 14,325 14,537 14,828 -3.4%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels 48 41 45 6.7%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 1,119.2 1,058.1 1,065.0 5.1%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 63.3 64.9 61.3 3.3%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands (January) 44.1 52.7 42.1 4.8%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (January) 37.3 43.5 35.0 6.4%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings (January) 3,128 1,925 3,937 -20.5%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $84.7 $77.1 $149.9 -43.5%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $80.7 $88.2 $101.6 -20.6%
New Oregon single-family home permits 343 388 410 -16.3%
New Oregon multiple-housing unit permits 377 75 272 38.6%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (January) $7.83 $7.34 $4.83 62.1%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (January) 157 153 139 12.9%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (January) 162 159 145 11.7%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (January) 143 133 124 15.3%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (January) $304 $282 $268 13.4%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 917 871 758 21.0%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (January) 1,875.3 1,754.4 1,808.6 3.7%

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