January ’07 employment and business filing indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for January 2007 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,790.91,805.01,748.92.4%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands114.898.2113.80.9%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted5.2%5.4%5.5%-0.3%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,075.91,086.61,050.82.4%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate5.4%4.6%5.5%-0.1%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands75.976.272.25.0%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate5.6%4.5%5.9%-0.3%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands40.941.640.41.1%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate4.7%3.8%5.2%-0.5%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands168.7170.2165.91.7%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate6.1%5.2%6.0%0.1%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands94.797.992.42.5%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate6.6%5.3%6.7%-0.1%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands174.5175.4170.02.6%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate6.3%5.4%6.3%0.0%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands85.185.384.30.9%

The Coast; Unemployment rate7.1%6.2%7.2%-0.1%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands118.2118.1113.24.4%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate6.1%5.0%6.5%-0.4%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands79.980.178.02.5%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate8.3%7.0%9.4%-1.1%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (February)14,53214,47520,468-29.0%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (February)6,9166,8696,991-1.1%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (February)7,0196,7918,164-14.0%

New business corporations New filings (February)9981,1981,112-10.3%

Limited liability companies New filings (February)2,0292,2992,051-1.1%

Business bankruptcies New filings (February)17151421.4%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (February)60453333480.8%

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