Oregon economic indicators as of March 2011

Oregon economic indicators as of March 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%

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