Oregon economic indicators as of July 2010

Share this article!   All “latest” numbers are for July 2010 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,774.4 1,764.9 1,763.6 0.6% Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 209.4 202.6 220.8 -5.1% Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.6% 10.5% 11.4% … Read more


All “latest” numbers are for July 2010 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,774.41,764.91,763.60.6%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands209.4202.6220.8-5.1%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted10.6%10.5%11.4%-0.8
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands1,050.61,049.01,047.10.3%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.4%10.0%11.0%-0.7
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands69.869.771.1-1.8%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted14.8%14.1%15.4%-0.6
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands38.540.238.40.3%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted7.6%7.0%8.3%-0.7
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands162.0163.7158.72.1%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.7%10.6%12.1%-1.5
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands88.
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted12.8%12.0%12.8%0.0
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands182.7179.3182.00.4%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.7%10.2%10.5%0.1
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands86.586.086.50.0%
The Coast; Unemployment rate10.7%10.3%10.6%0.1
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands124.3116.6124.7-0.3%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate11.6%12.1%12.0%-0.4
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands86.886.185.12.0%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate9.7%9.5%9.5%0.2
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (August)1,8481,3831,859-0.6%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (August)9639711,035-7.0%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (August)55.858.644.525.4%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (August)41.638.331.233.3%
New business corporations New filings743860824-9.8%
Limited liability companies New filings1,5881,9671,856-14.4%
Business bankruptcies New filings (August)444050-12.0%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (August)1,6021,7341,4748.7%
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions$17.1$19.1$17.3-1.3%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge18,28715,00513,02440.4%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels53473935.9%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands1,317.01,224.41,326.2-0.7%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands73.
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands64.861.762.14.4%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (August)46.646.645.52.3%
Portland-area homes New listings4,0294,0493,9073.1%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions$93.4$131.0$116.3-19.7%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions$83.2$106.5$101.0-17.5%
New Oregon single-family homes495484554-10.6%
New Oregon multiple-housing units42399151-72.2%
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (August)$6.30$4.88$4.9028.6%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (August)13914212610.3%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (August)1421491336.8%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (August)12912710621.7%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (August)$245$252$2392.5%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet901920915-1.5%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (August)1,616.31,478.81,638.6-1.4%

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