May ’07 employment and business filing indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for May 2007 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,821.51,815.11,793.21.6%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands90.7100.096.2-5.8%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted5.0%5.1%5.3%-0.3%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,084.51,084.31,065.31.8%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate4.5%4.8%4.8%-0.3%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands78.477.875.93.3%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate4.1%4.6%4.2%-0.1%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands41.841.540.72.7%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate3.4%4.0%4.4%-1.0%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands170.9170.1168.61.3%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate4.7%5.3%5.1%-0.4%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands96.596.094.71.9%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate5.0%5.6%5.4%-0.4%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands178.8178.4176.41.4%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate5.0%5.6%5.3%-0.3%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands87.686.987.30.4%

The Coast; Unemployment rate5.0%5.8%5.6%-0.6%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands121.9121.4118.92.5%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate4.5%4.9%4.6%-0.1%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands83.281.782.11.3%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate5.4%6.5%6.3%-0.9%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (June)14,93315,02522,143-32.6%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (June)7,7687,6698,998-13.7%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (June)9,0769,98611,605-21.8%

New business corporations New filings (June)1,0211,0441,121-8.9%

Limited liability companies New filings (June)2,1772,1702,0854.4%

Business bankruptcies New filings (June)2719258.0%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (June)75277566513.1%

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