02/06 employment and business filing indicators



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All “latest” numbers are for February 2006 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,747.51,739.51,700.82.7%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands122.2111.8137.4-11.1%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted5.6%5.3%6.4%-0.8%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,050.61,046.21,017.93.2%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate6.0%5.3%6.9%-0.9%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands70.169.966.94.8%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate6.1%5.7%7.3%-1.2%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands39.639.439.8-0.4%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate5.9%5.2%5.3%0.6%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands164.0163.1161.71.4%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate6.6%6.0%7.3%-0.7%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands93.493.690.33.5%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate6.9%6.4%7.7%-0.8%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands169.2167.6166.31.8%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate6.8%6.2%7.7%-0.9%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands86.285.883.92.8%

The Coast; Unemployment rate7.1%6.8%7.9%-0.8%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands111.4110.7107.04.0%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate6.8%6.4%7.8%-1.0%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands78.378.477.90.5%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate9.5%9.3%10.7%-1.2%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (March)21,91620,46823,180-5.5%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (March)8,1407,2138,166-0.3%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (March)10,2678,164NANA

New business corporations New filings1,1121,1841,0466.3%

Limited liability companies New filings2,0512,0791,56031.5%

Business bankruptcies New filings14760-76.7%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings3342501,582-78.9%

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