04/06 employment and business filing indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for April 2006 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,765.41,753.31,734.31.8%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands105.5113.9119.2-11.5%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted (May)5.5%5.5%6.3%-0.8%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,052.11,048.71,029.32.2%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate5.2%5.6%6.1%-0.9%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands72.470.769.73.9%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate4.6%5.4%5.5%-0.9%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands40.440.240.30.3%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate4.9%5.4%4.6%0.3%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands165.3165.0163.80.9%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate5.7%6.2%6.4%-0.7%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands94.093.792.81.4%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate5.9%6.5%6.3%-0.4%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands172.8171.1171.40.8%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate5.8%6.3%6.6%-0.8%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands87.686.585.72.2%

The Coast; Unemployment rate6.0%6.7%6.8%-0.8%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands114.6112.5111.03.3%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate5.2%6.0%6.1%-0.9%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands80.279.380.3-0.1%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate7.6%8.5%8.5%-0.9%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (May)24,25423,82826,916-9.9%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (May)9,5478,6418,8088.4%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (May)11,83711,420NANA

New business corporations New filings1,0191,2301,067-4.5%

Limited liability companies New filings2,0082,1871,71317.2%

Business bankruptcies New filings191965-70.8%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings5526052,538-78.3%