03/06 employment and business filing indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for March 2006 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,753.31,747.51,713.52.3%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands113.9122.2127.4-10.6%

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

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,048.71,050.61,020.72.7%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate5.6%6.0%6.5%-0.9%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands70.770.167.94.1%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate5.4%6.1%6.4%-1.0%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands40.239.640.10.3%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate5.4%5.9%5.1%0.3%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands165.0164.0162.41.6%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate6.2%6.6%6.8%-0.6%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands93.793.491.62.3%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate6.5%6.9%7.0%-0.5%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands171.1169.2169.01.2%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate6.3%6.8%7.1%-0.8%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands86.586.284.81.9%

The Coast; Unemployment rate6.7%7.1%7.4%-0.7%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands112.5111.4108.43.8%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate6.0%6.8%7.0%-1.0%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands79.378.379.00.4%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate8.5%9.5%9.6%-1.1%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (April)23,82821,91623,2332.6%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (April)8,6418,1407,9698.4%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (April)11,42010,267NANA

New business corporations New filings1,2301,1121,370-10.2%

Limited liability companies New filings2,1872,0512,0944.4%

Business bankruptcies New filings191470-72.9%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings6053342,438-75.2%

NA = Data not available. MSA = Metropolitan Statistical Area. Sources: Employment data, Oregon Employment Department; business incorporations, Oregon Secretary of State; bankruptcies, U.S. Bankruptcy Court