Oregon economic indicators as of March 2011

| Print |  Email
Articles - May 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

All "latest" numbers are for March 2011 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,782.5 1,768.4 1,740.5 2.4%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 208.4 216.2 238.3 -12.6%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.0% 10.2% 11.0% -1.0
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands 1,079.5 1,073.7 1,051.7 2.6%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.1% 9.7% 10.7% -1.6
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands 68.5 67.1 67.2 1.9%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 12.3% 13.2% 14.2% -1.9
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands 42.1 41.8 40.8 3.2%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 6.3% 6.5% 7.2% -0.9
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands 163.7 163.5 161.5 1.3%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.5% 10.1% 11.1% -1.6
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands 89.9 89.1 87.8 2.4%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 11.3% 11.8% 12.3% -1.0
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands 176.7 175.0 174.1 1.5%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted 9.7% 10.3% 10.6% -0.9
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands 85.0 84.0 83.0 2.4%
The Coast; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 11.0% 11.6% 12.6% -1.6
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands 111.5 109.5 109.7 1.6%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 13.2% 14.3% 15.1% -1.9
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands 82.6 81.3 81.0 2.0%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted 11.3% 12.3% 12.7% -1.4
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland 1,485 1,301 1,528 -2.8%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend 771 610 1,135 -32.1%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands 55.0 52.6 46.5 18.3%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands 33.2 32.5 27.0 23.0%
New business corporations New filings 930 770 884 5.2%
Limited liability companies New filings 2,283 1,890 2,082 9.7%
Business bankruptcies New filings 56 38 58 -3.4%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings 1,725 1,230 1,874 -8.0%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions (February) $20.9 $22.1 $16.6 25.9%
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 (February) 887.7 962.3 843.8 5.2%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands (February) 52.3 62.2 47.2 10.9%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands (February) 40.2 44.1 40.5 -0.7%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands 40.7 34.1 38.3 6.5%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings 3,056 2,883 4,987 -38.7%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions (February) $61.2 $72.4 $69.2 -11.6%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions (February) $64.1 $69.4 $68.0 -5.7%
New Oregon single-family home permits (February) 330 440 516 -36.0%
New Oregon multiple-housing unit permits (February) 151 26 34 344.1%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel $7.44 $8.31 $4.64 60.3%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (February) 170 163 161 5.6%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (February) 172 166 170 1.2%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (February) 162 153 126 28.6%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite $292 $296 $314 -7.0%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet (February) 923 950 915 0.9%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours 1,675.3 1,775.1 1,614.7 3.8%

Send comments to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

More Articles

Beyond Bodegas

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Five years in the making, the Portland Mercado — the city’s first Latino public market — will celebrate its grand opening April 11. A $3.5 million public-private partnership spearheaded by Hacienda CDC, the market will house 15 to 20 businesses in the food, retail and service sectors. It has some big-name funders, including the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and JPMorgan Chase. The project goals are equally ambitious: to improve cross-cultural understanding, alleviate poverty and spur community economic development. 


Read more...

5 ways successful people kickstart the day

The Latest
Thursday, April 02, 2015
coffeethumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Are mornings the most productive part of the day?  We ask five successful executives how they get off to a good start.


Read more...

City announces plans for Portland summer-league baseball team

News
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
IMG 3888BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Baseball is returning to Portland and city officials are hoping economic opportunity comes with it.


Read more...

Letting Go

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

As baby boomers sell their businesses, too many forget the all-important succession plan.


Read more...

Courtside

April 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Power lunching at the Court Street Dairy Lunch in Salem.


Read more...

VIDEO: The 2015 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon

The Latest
Friday, February 27, 2015

videothumbVIDEO: 2015 100 Best Companies to work for in Oregon


Read more...

Banking Perspective

April 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation with Craig Wanichek, president and CEO of Summit Bank.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS