March ’07 employment and business filing indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for March 2007 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,809.91,798.01,764.12.6%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands111.8118.4112.1-0.2%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted5.2%5.3%5.4%-0.2%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,085.11,079.11,055.42.8%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate5.3%5.6%5.5%-0.2%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands77.176.473.35.2%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate5.3%5.8%5.5%-0.2%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands41.841.340.62.8%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate4.7%5.0%5.4%-0.7%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands169.9169.1166.91.8%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate6.0%6.3%6.0%0.0%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands95.595.192.82.9%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate6.5%6.9%6.6%-0.1%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands178.1175.3173.22.9%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate6.2%6.6%6.2%0.0%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands86.585.984.91.8%

The Coast; Unemployment rate6.7%7.0%6.9%-0.2%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands120.3119.1115.44.3%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate5.8%6.3%6.0%-0.2%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands81.

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate7.6%8.2%8.2%-0.6%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (April)17,04215,68823,828-28.5%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (April)8,2967,8658,370-0.9%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (April)9,8128,62411,420-14.1%

New business corporations New filings (April)1,1001,1771,0197.9%

Limited liability companies New filings (April)2,1122,3762,0085.2%

Business bankruptcies New filings (April)162819-15.8%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (April)80685655246.0%

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