05/06 employment and business filing indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for May 2006 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,780.61,765.41,741.52.2%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands100.2105.5111.6-10.2%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted5.6%5.5%6.3%-0.7%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,053.61,052.11,031.62.1%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate5.0%5.2%5.8%-0.8%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands73.072.470.04.2%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate4.2%4.6%5.1%-0.9%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands40.840.440.70.2%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate4.6%4.9%4.4%0.2%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands166.6165.3163.81.7%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate5.4%5.7%6.1%-0.7%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands95.

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate5.4%5.9%5.8%-0.4%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands175.1172.8173.11.2%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate5.5%5.8%6.1%-0.6%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands89.487.686.83.0%

The Coast; Unemployment rate5.6%6.0%6.2%-0.6%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands115.4114.6111.73.3%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate4.8%5.2%5.6%-0.8%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands81.880.281.10.9%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate6.7%7.6%7.8%-1.1%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland24,25423,82826,916-9.9%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene9,5478,6418,8088.4%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend11,83711,420NANA

New business corporations New filings1,1451,0191,152-0.6%

Limited liability companies New filings2,1492,0081,80718.9%

Business bankruptcies New filings (April)231969-66.7%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings (April)5765522,419-76.2%