Sponsored by Oregon Business

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

Uncertainty about convention center hotel could cost Portland an NBA All-Star Game

The Latest
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
463545460BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

NBA commissioner: "I would love to end up having an All-Star Game in Portland. It's really just a function of ensuring that we can fit in town."


Read more...

Can small be large?

Linda Baker
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
040115-lindablogthumbBY LINDA BAKER

Can Oregon remain small but mighty in a global food economy? That was one of the questions raised during this morning’s panel discussion on agriculture exports.


Read more...

Cache and Curry

March 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Power Lunch at Swagat in Hillsboro.


Read more...

10 quotes explaining crisis at Port of Portland

The Latest
Friday, February 20, 2015
022015 port portland OBM-thumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The ongoing labor disputes at the Port of Portland came to a head two weeks ago when Hanjin, the container port's largest client, notified its customers it would be ending its direct route to Oregon.


Read more...

Everything old is new again: How the EEOC is reinventing itself

Contributed Blogs
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
BY TAMSEN LEACHMAN | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

It is important to understand the EEOC’s priorities, and ensure that your leadership understands the shifting expectations of regulators and the heightened standards to which you (and they) may be held.


Read more...

Photos from the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon awards celebration

The Latest
Friday, February 27, 2015
IMG 9975cneditPHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

Images from the 2015 celebration of Oregon's great workplaces.


Read more...

10 Twitter highlights from #OR100Best

The Latest
Friday, February 27, 2015
100bestBY OB STAFF

Oregon Business held its  22nd annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon celebration Thursday night in the Oregon Convention Center.


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