Oregon economic indicators as of May 2010

Share this article!   All “latest” numbers are for May 2010 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,750.0 1,749.3 1,748.3 0.1% Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 202.9 209.9 223.5 -9.2% Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.6% 10.6% 11.6% … Read more


All “latest” numbers are for May 2010 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,750.01,749.31,748.30.1%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands202.9209.9223.5-9.2%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted10.6%10.6%11.6%-1.0
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands1,046.81,052.21,053.2-0.6%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.3%10.4%10.9%-0.6
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands68.468.669.3-1.3%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted14.7%14.0%16.1%-1.3
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands40.040.040.4-1.1%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted7.0%7.4%8.2%-1.1
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands163.5163.0162.00.9%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.7%10.9%12.8%-2.0
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands89.388.989.00.4%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted12.3%12.3%13.2%-0.8
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands177.3176.3175.60.9%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.8%10.4%11.3%-0.4
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands85.184.384.21.2%
The Coast; Unemployment rate10.3%11.0%10.9%-0.6
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands111.0111.6111.00.0%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate12.7%13.1%13.9%-1.2
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands83.582.782.01.9%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate10.0%10.8%10.7%-0.7
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (June)1,5772,0561,909-17.4%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (June)1,0561,0691,156-8.7%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (June)57.456.343.232.9%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (June)
New business corporations New filings (June) 721831-100.0%
Limited liability companies New filings (June) 1,7831,972-100.0%
Business bankruptcies New filings (June)435558-25.9%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (June)1,8151,8651,58814.3%
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions$18.2$16.5$15.219.9%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge15,88614,56211,91133.4%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels47483727.0%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands1,096.91,011.31,089.50.7%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands58.457.054.37.6%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands52.949.051.23.5%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (June)42.037.341.80.3%
Portland-area homes New listings3,4824,7133,879-10.2%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions$127.8$102.4$87.446.1%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions$88.5$104.9$65.535.2%
New Oregon single-family homes543573564-3.7%
New Oregon multiple-housing units62155170-63.5%
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (June)$4.57$4.76$5.91-22.7%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (June)1431431355.9%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (June)1521471520.0%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (June)12913210819.4%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (June)$263$333$22218.5%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet8751,03079110.6%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours1,418.31,484.41,426.7-0.6%

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