Oregon economic indicators as of December 2009

Share this article!   All “latest” numbers are for December 2009 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,729.4 1,748.2 1,800.7 -4.0% Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 209.6 203.3 173.1 21.1% Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 11.0% 10.7% 8.3% … Read more


All “latest” numbers are for December 2009 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,729.41,748.21,800.7-4.0%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands209.6203.3173.121.1%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted11.0%10.7%8.3%2.7
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands1,041.81,049.71,092.7-4.7%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.7%10.8%8.2%2.5
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands71.672.373.1-2.0%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted14.0%14.2%11.5%2.5
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands38.839.641.2-5.9%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted7.4%7.3%6.4%1.0
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands165.4166.2169.5-2.5%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.9%11.0%9.5%1.4
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands90.691.494.7-4.3%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted11.9%11.8%10.2%1.7
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands169.5173.1177.4-4.5%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.7%10.6%8.7%2.0
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands82.282.985.7-4.1%
The Coast; Unemployment rate11.1%10.8%9.3%1.8
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands113.0114.1115.6-2.2%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate13.6%12.6%11.2%2.4
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands79.181.580.5-1.7%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate11.3%9.9%10.2%1.1
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (January)1,5881,1852,042-22.2%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (January)756718964-21.6%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (January)
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (January)28.727.320.937.3%
New business corporations New filings881720895-1.6%
Limited liability companies New filings1,8821,7361,8541.5%
Business bankruptcies New filings (January)395840-2.5%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (January)1,1621,40289529.8%
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions$19.1$24.0$19.10.2%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge14,82814,97218,207-18.6%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels454448-6.3%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands1,064.7985.91,026.93.7%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands61.359.356.38.9%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands47.248.444.36.5%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (January)35.043.833.15.8%
Portland-area homes New listings2,1042,4991,88011.9%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions$149.9$115.6$77.194.5%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions$101.6$120.3$50.8100.2%
New Oregon single-family homes41033225163.3%
New Oregon multiple-housing units27214220930.1%
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (January)$4.83$4.96$5.76-16.1%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (January)134140142-5.6%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (January)138147155-11.0%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (January)12411811210.7%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (January)$268$251$19835.4%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet7527737046.8%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (January)1,885.41,790.01,929.4-2.3%

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