Oregon economic indicators as of January 2011

Oregon economic indicators as of January 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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