Oregon economic indicators as of August 2010

Share this article!   All “latest” numbers are for August 2010 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,787.4 1,774.9 1,757.8 1.7% Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 205.1 207.9 216.3 -5.2% Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.6% 10.6% 11.2% … Read more


All “latest” numbers are for August 2010 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,787.41,774.91,757.81.7%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands205.1207.9216.3-5.2%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted10.6%10.6%11.2%-0.6
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands1,062.91,050.31,048.91.3%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.2%10.4%11.1%-0.9
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands70.870.071.0-0.3%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted14.7%14.7%15.2%-0.5
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands39.338.639.00.7%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted7.1%7.5%7.7%-0.6
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands163.8162.3158.93.1%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.7%10.6%12.1%-1.4
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands90.
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted12.8%12.7%12.7%0.1
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands184.0182.8180.12.1%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.7%10.5%10.8%-0.1
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands87.186.386.60.5%
The Coast; Unemployment rate10.2%10.6%10.2%0.0
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands118.3124.4117.60.6%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate12.0%11.5%12.4%-0.4
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands88.387.085.33.5%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate9.2%9.6%9.3%-0.1
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (September)1,3061,8481,564-16.5%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (September)820963951-13.8%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (September)54.955.842.230.1%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (September)39.041.628.735.9%
New business corporations New filings731743758-3.6%
Limited liability companies New filings1,7571,5881,760-0.2%
Business bankruptcies New filings (September)404444-9.1%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (September)1,6051,6021,5235.4%
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions$20.4$17.1$20.6-0.8%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge14,65218,28716,676-12.1%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels55523844.7%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands1,322.21,317.01,299.51.7%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands73.373.067.09.4%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands64.764.860.86.5%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (September)38.646.638.30.7%
Portland-area homes New listings3,8294,0293,7801.3%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions$102.3$93.4$117.1-12.6%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions$84.4$83.2$91.1-7.4%
New Oregon single-family home permits514495567-9.3%
New Oregon multiple-housing unit permits35042132,592.3%
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (September)$6.46$6.30$4.5342.6%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (September)1471411358.9%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (September)1521451436.3%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (September)12913110918.3%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (September)$250$245$2365.9%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet9489029143.7%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (September)1,542.81,616.31,544.4-0.1%

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