August ’08 employment and business indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for August 2008 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,852.31,858.71,842.80.5%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands123.1113.097.426.5%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted6.5%5.9%5.3%120.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,100.41,103.51,092.20.8%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate6.1%5.5%5.0%110.0%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands82.
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate6.8%6.1%4.6%220.0%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands40.340.239.91.1%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate4.8%4.4%4.4%40.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands170.2170.7169.50.4%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate6.6%6.1%5.2%140.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands96.495.196.20.2%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate7.7%7.0%5.6%210.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands187.7187.3186.80.5%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate6.1%5.7%5.1%100.0%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands89.689.50.0-0.2%
The Coast; Unemployment rate6.3%5.8%5.4%90.0%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands129.1133.7128.10.8%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate6.9%5.9%4.8%210.0%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands85.885.186.0-0.3%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate6.3%6.3%5.1%120.0%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (September)4,5185,53213,929-67.6%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (September)2,1722,9876,751-67.8%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (September)556078-29.4%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (September)373962-40.7%
New business corporations New filings (September)766830824-7.0%
Limited liability companies New filings (September)1,8661,7961,973-5.4%
Business bankruptcies New filings (September)483616200.0%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (September)1,1161,01167166.3%

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