12/05 employment, business filings



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All “latest” month numbers for December 2005 unless otherwise noted.Latest monthPrevious monthPrevious yearAnnual change
Employment/business filings

Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,748.301,761.601,727.301.20%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands101.6101.5124.5-18.40%

Unemployment rate Civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted5.70%5.70%7.00%-1.30%

Portland/Vancouver MSA Employed, six counties, thousands1,047.901,053.501,031.701.60%

Portland/Vancouver MSA Unemployment rate5.10%5.20%6.30%-1.20%

Bend MSA Employed, Deschutes County, thousands68.66966.33.50%

Bend MSA Unemployment rate5.40%4.80%6.40%-1.00%

Corvallis MSA Employed, Benton County, thousands41.140.940.70.80%

Corvallis MSA Unemployment rate4.60%4.60%4.60%0.00%

Eugene/Springfield MSA Employed, Lane County, thousands165.1165164.10.60%

Eugene/Springfield MSA Unemployment rate5.50%5.40%6.60%-1.10%

Medford/Ashland MSA Employed, Jackson County, thousands95.795.993.52.30%

Medford/Ashland MSA Unemployment rate5.10%5.00%6.10%-1.00%

Salem MSA Employed, Marion and Polk counties, thousands169.6171.7169.20.20%

Salem MSA Unemployment rate5.60%5.50%6.90%-1.30%

The Coast Employed, five counties, thousands83.484.783.6-0.20%

The Coast Unemployment rate6.50%6.30%7.60%-1.10%

Central Oregon Employed, eight counties, thousands109.3109.9105.93.20%

Central Oregon Unemployment rate5.90%5.30%7.00%-1.10%

Eastern Oregon Employed, nine counties, thousands78.781.179.3-0.80%

Eastern Oregon Unemployment rate7.90%6.90%9.20%-1.30%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (January)22,74917,30621,8334.20%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (January)7,6796,8117,3973.80%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (January)8,0796,946NANA

New business corporations New filings1,0021,0071,336-25.00%

Limited liability companies New filings1,8341,8441,7653.90%

Business bankruptcies New filings8656-85.70%

Nonbusiness bankruptcies New filings158761,725-90.80%

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