August ’07 employment and business filing indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for August 2007 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,844.21,833.91,823.21.2%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands99.0103.4101.1-2.1%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted5.4%5.5%5.4%0.0%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,090.41,084.31,075.41.4%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate5.0%5.2%5.2%-0.2%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands80.980.478.72.9%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate4.6%4.6%4.1%0.5%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands40.840.240.31.2%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate4.4%4.7%4.9%-0.5%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands172.0167.6168.02.4%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate5.3%5.5%5.6%-0.3%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands96.794.995.21.6%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate5.7%6.1%5.8%-0.1%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands185.4184.7183.80.9%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate5.2%5.4%5.4%-0.2%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands89.589.089.9-0.4%

The Coast; Unemployment rate5.5%5.7%5.8%-0.3%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands128.3132.5126.11.7%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate4.8%4.7%4.7%0.1%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands85.484.084.90.6%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate5.2%5.6%5.7%-0.5%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (September)13,92914,06920,944-33.5%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (September)7,4577,3248,793-15.2%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (September)6,7518,6329,246-27.0%

Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (September)86847219.5%

Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (September)61605120.2%

New business corporations New filings (September)8291,054929-10.8%

Limited liability companies New filings (September)1,9732,2041,75312.5%

Business bankruptcies New filings (September)161924-33.3%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (September)67177860211.5%

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