April ’07 employment and business filing indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for April 2007 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,815.11,809.91,781.91.9%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands100.0111.8103.0-2.9%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted5.1%5.2%5.4%-0.3%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,084.31,085.11,063.52.0%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate4.8%5.3%5.0%-0.2%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands77.877.174.84.0%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate4.6%5.3%4.6%0.0%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands41.541.840.62.2%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate4.0%4.7%4.8%-0.8%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands170.1169.9168.11.2%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate5.3%6.0%5.5%-0.2%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands96.095.593.82.4%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate5.6%6.5%5.9%-0.3%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands178.4178.1175.11.9%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate5.6%6.2%5.6%0.0%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands86.986.586.11.0%

The Coast; Unemployment rate5.8%6.7%6.1%-0.3%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands121.4120.3117.83.1%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate4.9%5.8%5.1%-0.2%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands81.781.180.51.4%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate6.5%7.6%7.3%-0.8%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (May)15,02517,04224,254-38.1%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (May)7,6698,2969,547-19.7%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (May)9,9869,81211,837-15.6%

New business corporations New filings (May)1,0441,1001,145-8.8%

Limited liability companies New filings (May)2,1702,2782,1491.0%

Business bankruptcies New filings (May)191623-17.4%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (May)77580657634.5%

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