September ’06 employment and business filing indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for September 2006.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,801.91,810.01,767.12.0%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands90.998.7100.9-9.8%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted5.4%5.5%6.0%-0.6%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,058.11,064.91,040.51.7%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate4.8%5.2%5.4%-0.6%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands75.

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate3.7%3.9%4.6%-0.9%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands39.639.439.50.4%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate4.4%4.8%4.9%-0.5%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands165.6165.7163.11.5%

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

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands97.595.196.31.3%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate4.7%5.5%5.1%-0.4%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands181.3182.5177.62.1%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate4.8%5.3%5.3%-0.5%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands90.391.588.52.0%

The Coast; Unemployment rate5.1%5.4%5.7%-0.6%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands120.9121.6117.62.8%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate4.0%4.5%4.8%-0.8%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands84.484.983.51.1%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate5.2%5.7%6.1%-0.9%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland20,94422,82724,605-14.9%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene8,7939,0868,4464.1%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend9,24611,676NANA

New business corporations New filings9291,088946-1.8%

Limited liability companies New filings1,7531,9881,7430.6%

Business bankruptcies New filings2423137-82.5%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings6026463,874-84.5%