February ’08 employment and business filing indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for February 2008 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,804.71,811.81,796.10.5%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands123.5120.2113.78.6%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted5.5%5.5%5.0%0.5%
Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,088.91,095.41,081.60.7%
Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate5.7%5.4%5.4%0.3%
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands76.877.375.81.3%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate8.3%7.5%5.7%2.6%
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands40.740.540.50.7%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate4.5%4.3%4.9%-0.4%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands169.9170.3170.7-0.5%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate6.1%6.0%6.0%0.1%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands94.194.993.90.2%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate7.7%7.6%6.7%1.0%
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands176.6176.2175.80.4%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate6.5%6.3%6.4%0.1%
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands85.786.185.40.3%
The Coast; Unemployment rate7.0%7.3%6.8%0.2%
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands120.1120.4118.91.0%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate8.2%7.6%6.1%2.1%
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands80.380.380.20.2%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate8.5%8.7%7.8%0.7%
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (March)8,2877,54015,688-47.2%
Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (March)4,5757,865-100.0%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (March)4,2563,1938,624-50.6%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (March)575971-19.0%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (March)384050-23.4%
New business corporations New filings (March)9789351,177-16.9%
Limited liability companies New filings (March)2,4502,0582,3763.1%
Business bankruptcies New filings (March)201628-28.6%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (March)1,01078585618.0%

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