December ’06 employment and business filing indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for December 2006 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,798.41,819.61,758.22.3%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands97.796.199.8-2.1%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted5.4%5.3%5.7%-0.3%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,077.61,084.81,055.72.1%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate4.7%4.7%4.8%-0.1%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands73.774.770.44.7%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate4.4%4.0%5.2%-0.8%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands41.142.440.51.3%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate3.9%4.0%4.4%-0.5%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands170.3171.1165.62.9%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate5.1%5.1%5.3%-0.2%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands99.

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate5.1%4.9%4.9%0.2%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands174.8178.0170.52.5%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate5.4%5.2%5.5%-0.1%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands86.788.785.51.4%

The Coast; Unemployment rate6.0%5.8%6.3%-0.3%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands115.6116.8111.63.7%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate4.9%4.5%5.7%-0.8%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands80.082.378.91.4%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate7.1%6.1%7.7%-0.6%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (January)14,47512,88522,749-36.4%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (January)6,8695,9927,679-10.5%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (Jan. ’07)6,7916,0338,079-15.9%

New business corporations New filings (Jan. ’07)1,1981,1251,1841.2%

Limited liability companies New filings (Jan. ’07)2,2992,0172,07910.6%

Business bankruptcies New filings (Jan. ’07)15277114.3%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (Jan. ’07)533554250113.2%