Oregon economic indicators as of May 2009


Figures and indicators for four vital pieces of the Oregon economy: Employment/business listings, Transportation, Real Estate/Construction Permits and Farming/Natural Resources/Energy

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Figures and indicators for four vital pieces of the Oregon economy: Employment/business listings, Transportation, Real Estate/Construction Permits and Farming/Natural Resources/Energy

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All “latest” numbers are for May 2009 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands (June)1,754.81,751.31,851.2-5.2%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands (June)241.2236.2113.7112.1%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted (June)12.2%12.2%5.9%6.3
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands1,053.91,056.51,104.4-4.6%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate11.6%11.4%4.9%6.7
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands73.673.076.8-4.1%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate15.2%15.3%6.4%8.8
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands39.440.041.6-5.1%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate8.4%8.5%3.5%4.9
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands164.4165.1173.5-5.2%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate12.9%12.8%5.3%7.6
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands90.490.294.1-4.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate13.7%13.8%6.9%6.8
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands173.5173.6182.9-5.1%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate11.5%11.6%5.3%6.2
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands83.683.588.0-5.0%
The Coast; Unemployment rate11.7%11.8%5.4%6.3
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands115.5115.4120.6-4.2%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate14.4%14.5%6.4%8.0
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands81.581.583.3-2.1%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate11.5%12.0%6.1%5.4
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (June)1,9091,8686,450-70.4%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (June)1,1561,2403,366-65.7%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (June)43.144.261.2-29.6%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (June)28.027.140.3-30.5%
New business corporations New filings (June)831844957-13.2%
Limited liability companies New filings (June)1,9721,8802,089-5.6%
Business bankruptcies New filings (June)584527114.8%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (June)1,5881,5611,04751.7%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions$15.2$16.1$19.3-21.2%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge11,91115,18920,484-41.9%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels374064-42.2%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands1,089.51,015.71,252.8-13.0%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands52.149.061.5-15.3%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands51.242.954.0-5.2%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (June)41.835.844.9-6.9%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings3,8793,8085,182-25.1%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions$87.4$76.8$140.1-37.6%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions$65.5$60.7$97.5-32.9%
New Oregon single-family homes564519901-37.4%
New Oregon multiple-housing units170153453-62.5%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (June)$5.91$5.74NANA
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (June)140143159-11.9%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (June)160156180-11.1%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (June)109111128-14.8%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (June)$222$198$268-17.2%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet7619421,112-31.6%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (June)1,486.51,426.71,518.9-2.1%

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All “latest” numbers are for May 2009 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands (June)1,754.81,751.31,851.2-5.2%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands (June)241.2236.2113.7112.1%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted (June)12.2%12.2%5.9%6.3
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands1,053.91,056.51,104.4-4.6%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate11.6%11.4%4.9%6.7
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands73.673.076.8-4.1%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate15.2%15.3%6.4%8.8
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands39.440.041.6-5.1%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate8.4%8.5%3.5%4.9
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands164.4165.1173.5-5.2%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate12.9%12.8%5.3%7.6
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands90.490.294.1-4.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate13.7%13.8%6.9%6.8
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands173.5173.6182.9-5.1%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate11.5%11.6%5.3%6.2
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands83.683.588.0-5.0%
The Coast; Unemployment rate11.7%11.8%5.4%6.3
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands115.5115.4120.6-4.2%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate14.4%14.5%6.4%8.0
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands81.581.583.3-2.1%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate11.5%12.0%6.1%5.4
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (June)1,9091,8686,450-70.4%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (June)1,1561,2403,366-65.7%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (June)43.144.261.2-29.6%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (June)28.027.140.3-30.5%
New business corporations New filings (June)831844957-13.2%
Limited liability companies New filings (June)1,9721,8802,089-5.6%
Business bankruptcies New filings (June)584527114.8%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (June)1,5881,5611,04751.7%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions$15.2$16.1$19.3-21.2%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge11,91115,18920,484-41.9%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels374064-42.2%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands1,089.51,015.71,252.8-13.0%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands52.149.061.5-15.3%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands51.242.954.0-5.2%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (June)41.835.844.9-6.9%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings3,8793,8085,182-25.1%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions$87.4$76.8$140.1-37.6%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions$65.5$60.7$97.5-32.9%
New Oregon single-family homes564519901-37.4%
New Oregon multiple-housing units170153453-62.5%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (June)$5.91$5.74NANA
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (June)140143159-11.9%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (June)160156180-11.1%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (June)109111128-14.8%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (June)$222$198$268-17.2%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet7619421,112-31.6%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (June)1,486.51,426.71,518.9-2.1%




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