July ’08 employment and business indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for July 2008 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,856.11,848.81,842.50.7%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands114.0106.1100.613.3%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted6.0%5.5%5.3%70.0%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,100.71,094.41,091.20.9%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate5.6%5.3%5.0%60.0%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands82.080.780.42.0%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate6.2%6.1%4.5%170.0%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands40.041.339.51.3%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate4.4%3.8%4.6%-20.0%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands170.6172.8169.20.9%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate6.2%5.4%5.3%90.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands95.096.694.60.4%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate7.0%6.7%5.9%110.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands187.1184.3185.90.6%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate5.8%5.4%5.3%50.0%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands89.388.50.00.2%
The Coast; Unemployment rate5.8%5.4%5.5%30.0%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands133.7129.4133.00.6%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate6.0%6.0%4.6%140.0%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands85.185.885.6-0.6%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate6.4%5.6%5.3%110.0%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (August)5,5325,45014,069-60.7%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (August)2,9872,9238,632-65.4%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (August)656184-22.9%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (August)393760-34.6%
New business corporations New filings (August)8309231,040-20.2%
Limited liability companies New filings (August)1,7961,9522,204-18.5%
Business bankruptcies New filings (August)36231989.5%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (August)1,0111,19177829.9%

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