August ’06 employment and business filing indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for August 2006
Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,810.01,806.81,770.72.2%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands98.7101.9110.5-10.6%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted5.5%5.6%6.2%-0.7%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,064.91,062.51,043.22.1%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate5.2%5.3%5.7%-0.5%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands76.075.472.74.5%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate3.9%4.0%4.9%-1.0%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands39.439.339.7-0.9%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate4.8%5.0%5.0%-0.2%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands165.7164.2163.21.6%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate5.5%5.8%6.0%-0.5%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands95.193.993.81.4%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate5.5%5.8%5.8%-0.3%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands182.5182.1179.41.7%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate5.3%5.4%5.9%-0.6%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands91.590.989.52.2%

The Coast; Unemployment rate5.4%5.6%6.0%-0.6%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands121.6126.8117.23.8%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate4.5%4.3%5.5%-1.0%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands84.983.883.81.3%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate5.7%6.1%6.9%-1.2%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland22,82722,78926,175-12.8%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene9,0869,1069,147-0.7%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend11,67611,933NANA

New business corporations New filings1,0889431,0345.2%

Limited liability companies New filings1,9881,8921,8418.0%

Business bankruptcies New filings232475-69.3%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings6465582,460-73.7%