10/05 Employment, business filings



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All “latest” month numbers for October 2005 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Employment/business filings
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,774.71,762.61,738.12.1%

Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands100.7104.4124.1-18.9%

Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted6.0%6.2%7.3%-1.3%

Portland/Van. MSA; Employed Six counties, thousands1,051.61,040.81,024.62.6%

Portland/Van. MSA; Unemployment rate5.3%5.6%6.5%-1.2%

Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands70.270.466.85.1%

Bend MSA; Unemployment rate4.6%4.8%5.9%-1.3%

Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands40.739.340.21.1%

Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate4.5%5.1%5.0%-0.5%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands165.5161.3163.11.4%

Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate5.4%6.0%6.7%-1.3%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands95.995.493.92.1%

Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate5.0%5.3%6.2%-1.2%

Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands175.0177.0173.31.0%

Salem MSA; Unemployment rate5.3%5.5%6.6%-1.3%

The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands85.886.284.41.7%

The Coast; Unemployment rate5.9%6.0%7.3%-1.4%

Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands113.5115.2109.23.9%

Central Oregon; Unemployment rate4.9%5.0%6.3%-1.4%

Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands83.883.784.6-0.9%

Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate6.3%6.4%6.8%-0.5%

Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (November)20,21726,03017,57915.0%

Help wanted ad count The Register-Guard, Eugene (November)7,1699,1746,11917.2%

Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (November)7,2838,853NANA

New business corporations New filings1,0119469546.0%

Limited liability companies New filings1,7441,7431,37426.9%

Business bankruptcies New filings38313746732.6%

Non-business bankruptcies New filings9,8083,8741,055829.7%

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