July ’06 employment and business filing indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for July 2006Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,806.81,800.11,767.02.3%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands101.9103.5114.0-10.7%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted5.6%5.4%6.2%-0.6%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,062.51,052.01,038.72.3%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate5.3%5.3%5.8%-0.5%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands75.474.372.24.4%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate4.0%4.2%5.1%-1.1%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands39.340.739.5-0.3%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate5.0%4.8%5.1%-0.1%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands164.2166.0163.10.7%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate5.8%5.6%6.2%-0.4%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands93.995.292.31.7%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate5.8%5.7%6.1%-0.3%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands182.1182.8179.01.7%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate5.4%5.5%6.1%-0.7%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands90.990.388.32.9%

The Coast; Unemployment rate5.6%5.6%6.3%-0.7%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands126.8122.4122.83.3%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate4.3%4.6%5.2%-0.9%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands83.884.482.71.4%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate6.1%6.3%7.5%-1.4%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland22,78922,14326,441-13.8%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene9,1068,9888,7254.4%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend11,93311,605NANA

New business corporations New filings9431,1211,046-9.8%

Limited liability companies New filings1,8922,0851,50226.0%

Business bankruptcies New filings242577-68.8%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings5586651,981-71.8%