April ’08 employment and business indicators


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All “latest” numbers are for April 2008 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,833.11,821.91,813.41.1%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands108.3121.697.011.6%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted5.5%5.6%5.0%0.5
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,103.51,099.41,085.21.7%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate5.0%5.5%4.7%0.3
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands78.977.777.41.9%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate6.8%7.8%4.6%2.2
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands41.
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate3.9%4.4%3.9%0.0
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands172.4171.4171.30.6%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate5.4%6.1%5.1%0.3
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands95.794.895.00.8%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate7.1%7.8%5.5%1.6
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands179.7179.1178.20.8%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate5.7%6.3%5.4%0.3
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands86.786.086.60.1%
The Coast; Unemployment rate6.1%6.9%5.6%0.5
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands122.8121.6121.21.4%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate6.8%7.8%4.8%2.0
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands82.581.582.50.0%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate6.7%7.9%6.1%0.6
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (May)6,7957,06215,025-54.8%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (May)3,7473,4819,986-62.5%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (May)585685-31.9%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (May)363659-39.4%
New business corporations New filings (May)8781,0991,044-15.9%
Limited liability companies New filings (May)2,0242,2342,170-6.7%
Business bankruptcies New filings (May)28381947.4%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (May)99596577528.4%

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