Oregon economic indicators as of January 2011

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

All "latest" numbers are for January 2010 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,759.5 1,776.3 1,726.7 1.9%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 218.8 205.0 234.6 -6.7%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.4% 10.6% 11.0% -0.6
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,065.7 1,076.4 1,047.5 1.7%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.0% 10.5% 10.8% -0.8
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 67.5 68.6 67.6 0.0%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 14.0% 14.6% 14.2% -0.2
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 41.5 42.0 40.1 3.4%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 6.9% 7.2% 7.3% -0.4
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 162.4 164.6 160.5 1.2%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.6% 11.0% 11.2% -0.6
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 89.4 91.6 87.1 2.6%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.3% 12.9% 12.3% 0.0
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 173.6 175.5 171.7 1.1%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 10.7% 10.9% 10.5% 0.2
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 84.6 85.4 81.9 3.2%
The Coast; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 11.7% 11.3% 12.6% -0.9
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 109.6 111.3 109.0 0.6%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 14.4% 13.6% 15.3% -0.9
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 80.8 81.7 79.0 2.3%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 12.5% 11.5% 12.9% -0.4
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (February) 1,301 1,223 1,284 1.3%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (February) 610 753 784 -22.2%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (February) 52.6 54.8 47.0 11.9%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (February) 32.5 26.8 27.4 18.6%
New business corporations New filings 906 855 808 12.1%
Limited liability companies New filings 2,143 1,811 1,991 7.6%
Business bankruptcies New filings (February) 38 50 45 -15.6%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (February) 1,230 1,137 1,363 -9.8%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions $22.1 $22.9 $15.6 41.7%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge (February) 14,457 17,891 12,524 15.4%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels (February) 42 43 50 -16.0%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands 962.3 1,119.2 888.9 8.3%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands 62.2 63.3 52.6 18.2%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands 44.1 52.7 42.1 4.8%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (February) 34.1 37.3 32.7 4.2%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings (February) 2,883 3,128 3,902 -26.1%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions $72.4 $84.7 $80.3 -9.8%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions $69.4 $80.7 $65.7 5.6%
New Oregon single-family home permits 440 343 410 7.3%
New Oregon multiple-housing unit permits 26 377 78 -66.7%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (February) $8.31 $7.83 $4.76 74.6%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (February) 163 152 141 15.6%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (February) 168 156 147 14.3%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (February) 146 143 123 18.7%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (February) $296 $304 $312 -5.1%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet 948 917 917 3.4%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (February) 1,775.1 1,875.3 1,743.9 1.8%

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