November ’08 employment and business indicators


Share this article! FEBRUARY 2009: INDICATORS, THE STATE WE’RE IN All “latest” numbers are for November 2008 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,826.2 1,841.4 1,849.0 -1.2% Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 156.4 132.4 98.2 59.2% Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor … Read more

FEBRUARY 2009: INDICATORS, THE STATE WE’RE IN

All “latest” numbers are for November 2008 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,826.21,841.41,849.0-1.2%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands156.4132.498.259.2%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted8.1%7.2%5.4%270.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,102.41,104.01,111.2-0.8%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate7.2%6.3%4.7%250.0%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands77.579.678.6-1.3%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate9.9%8.0%5.4%450.0%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands41.641.542.1-1.2%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate5.6%4.9%3.7%190.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands170.6171.2173.5-1.7%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate8.4%7.4%5.0%340.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands98.099.099.8-1.8%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate8.7%7.4%5.2%350.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands180.0180.3181.8-1.0%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate7.8%6.6%5.1%270.0%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands85.787.20.0-2.4%
The Coast; Unemployment rate8.7%7.1%5.8%290.0%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands120.6124.1122.1-1.3%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate9.6%7.7%5.5%410.0%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands82.785.083.2-0.6%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate8.2%6.5%5.8%240.0%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (December)1,6722,7766,869-75.7%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (December)6861,1063,528-80.6%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (December)505462-19.0%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (December)253436-30.4%
New business corporations New filings (December)8956721,048-14.6%
Limited liability companies New filings (December)1,8541,4882,280-18.7%
Business bankruptcies New filings (December)654219242.1%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (December)9721,02963253.8%

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