November ’06 employment and business filing indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for November 2006 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,819.61,821.11,768.02.9%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands96.185.9103.6-7.2%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted5.3%5.1%5.8%-0.5%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,084.81,075.71,056.72.7%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate4.7%4.4%5.3%-0.6%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands74.774.970.75.6%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate4.0%3.5%4.8%-0.8%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands42.440.841.42.3%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate4.0%3.8%4.5%-0.5%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands171.1170.2165.83.2%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate5.1%4.7%5.5%-0.4%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands99.298.996.82.4%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate4.9%4.4%5.1%-0.2%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands178.0179.6172.92.9%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate5.2%4.6%5.6%-0.4%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands88.790.386.52.5%

The Coast; Unemployment rate5.8%4.8%6.4%-0.6%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands116.8118.4111.84.4%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate4.5%3.9%5.4%-0.9%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands82.384.781.41.2%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate6.1%5.0%6.9%-0.8%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (December)12,88515,35017,306-25.5%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (December)5,9926,8686,811-12.0%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (December)6,0337,0257,283-17.2%

New business corporations New filings (December)1,1259911,00412.1%

Limited liability companies New filings (December)2,0171,9451,83410.0%

Business bankruptcies New filings  (December)27238237.5%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (December)554629158250.6%