01/06 employment, business filings

Employment rates, help wanted ad counts, bankruptcies


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All “latest” month numbers for January 2006 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,739.51,758.21,698.62.4%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands111.899.8130.5-14.3%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted5.3%5.7%6.5%-1.2%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,046.51,055.41,017.32.9%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate5.3%4.8%6.5%-1.2%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands70.070.466.84.8%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate5.7%5.2%7.2%-1.5%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands39.440.539.5-0.4%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate5.2%4.4%5.1%0.1%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands163.2165.6161.41.1%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate6.0%5.3%6.9%-0.9%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands93.697.190.23.8%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate6.4%4.9%7.5%-1.1%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands167.7170.5165.11.6%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate6.2%5.5%7.4%-1.2%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands85.185.584.01.3%

The Coast; Unemployment rate6.9%6.3%7.7%-0.8%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands110.7111.6106.34.1%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate6.4%5.7%7.7%-1.3%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands78.478.978.00.5%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate9.3%7.7%10.5%-1.2%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (February)20,46822,74920,1841.4%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (February)7,213NA6,8485.3%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (February)8,1648,079NANA

New business corporations New filings1,1841,0021,1215.6%

Limited liability companies New filings2,0791,8341,80615.1%

Business bankruptcies New filings7879-91.1%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings2501581,498-83.3%

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