October 2008 employment and business indicators

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All “latest” numbers are for October 2008 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,840.71,849.41,845.5-0.3%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands134.1113.493.643.2%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted7.3%6.4%5.4%190.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,101.41,101.91,101.90.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate6.4%5.5%4.6%180.0%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands79.580.978.71.0%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate8.1%6.7%4.9%320.0%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands41.340.241.20.1%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate5.0%4.1%3.8%120.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands171.3169.1172.6-0.8%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate7.5%6.6%4.9%260.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands98.698.599.3-0.7%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate7.6%6.7%5.0%260.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands183.3186.2183.00.1%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate6.6%5.5%4.8%180.0%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands87.188.70.0-1.4%
The Coast; Unemployment rate7.2%5.7%5.3%190.0%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands123.9127.3123.30.5%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate7.8%6.5%4.9%290.0%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands85.186.385.00.1%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate6.6%5.8%4.8%180.0%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (November)2,7763,6078,546-67.5%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (November)1,1061,5794,104-73.1%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (November)545474-27.1%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (November)343654-38.1%
New business corporations New filings (November)672855849-20.8%
Limited liability companies New filings (November)1,4881,9341,917-22.4%
Business bankruptcies New filings (November)424621100.0%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (November)1,0291,28172142.7%

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