October ’06 employment and business filing indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for October 2006 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,821.11,801.91,775.22.6%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands85.990.998.3-12.7%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted5.1%5.4%5.9%-0.8%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,075.71,058.11,051.62.3%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate4.4%4.8%5.1%-0.7%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands74.975.271.64.6%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate3.5%3.7%4.5%-1.0%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands40.839.640.31.3%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate3.8%4.4%4.4%-0.6%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands170.2165.6166.42.3%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate4.7%5.1%5.2%-0.5%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands98.997.596.42.7%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate4.4%4.7%4.9%-0.5%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands179.6181.3175.62.3%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate4.6%4.8%5.2%-0.6%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands90.390.388.02.7%

The Coast; Unemployment rate4.8%5.1%5.7%-0.9%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands118.4120.9114.43.5%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate3.9%4.0%4.8%-0.9%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands84.784.483.91.0%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate5.0%5.2%6.0%-1.0%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (November)15,35021,42420,217-24.1%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (November)6,8688,3097,169-4.2%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (November)7,0258,6427,283-3.5%

New business corporations New filings1,0009291,011-1.1%

Limited liability companies New filings1,9971,7531,74414.5%

Business bankruptcies New filings (September)2423137-82.5%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (September)6026463,874-84.5%