September ’07 employment and business filing indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for September 2007 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,849.41,844.21,814.21.9%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands91.999.092.0-0.1%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted5.3%5.4%5.4%-0.1%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,096.01,090.41,071.22.3%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate4.6%5.0%4.7%-0.1%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands80.280.977.73.2%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate4.4%4.6%3.9%0.5%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands41.240.840.32.3%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate3.8%4.4%4.5%-0.7%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands168.8172.0167.01.0%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate4.9%5.3%5.1%-0.2%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands99.796.797.42.3%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate4.9%5.7%4.9%0.0%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands185.5185.4182.02.0%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate4.7%5.2%4.9%-0.2%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands89.889.588.71.2%

The Coast; Unemployment rate5.0%5.5%5.4%-0.4%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands127.2128.3123.72.9%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate4.4%4.8%4.1%0.3%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands86.285.484.61.9%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate4.7%5.2%5.1%-0.4%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (October)10,73713,92921,424-49.9%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (October)6,6607,4578,309-19.8%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (October)5,3616,7518,642-38.0%

Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (October)83867412.1%

Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (October)59615212.6%

New business corporations New filings (October)1,0318291,0003.1%

Limited liability companies New filings (October)2,3601,9731,99718.2%

Business bankruptcies New filings (October)2216220.0%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (October)82467160935.3%

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