Oregon economic indicators as of September 2010

Share this article!   All “latest” numbers are for September 2010 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,783.4 1,786.1 1,750.1 1.9% Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 196.3 203.5 201.1 -2.4% Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.6% 10.6% 11.0% … Read more


All “latest” numbers are for September 2010 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,783.41,786.11,750.11.9%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands196.3203.5201.1-2.4%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted10.6%10.6%11.0%-0.4
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands1,061.51,062.51,041.51.9%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.5%10.2%11.1%-0.6
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands69.471.169.9-0.7%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted15.5%14.6%15.6%-0.1
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands39.739.239.21.3%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted7.1%7.1%7.5%-0.5
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands162.5163.2157.43.2%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted11.0%10.7%12.1%-1.2
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands92.289.990.02.4%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted13.5%12.7%13.3%0.3
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands182.4183.6180.21.2%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted11.1%10.7%11.0%0.1
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands86.787.686.10.7%
The Coast; Unemployment rate9.9%10.1%9.4%0.5
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands116.0118.5115.60.4%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate11.8%12.0%11.7%0.1
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands88.488.385.13.8%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate8.8%9.1%8.5%0.3
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (October)1,5071,3061,592-5.3%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (October)867820895-3.1%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (October)56.454.941.336.6%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (October)
New business corporations New filings664731838-20.8%
Limited liability companies New filings1,7121,7571,892-9.5%
Business bankruptcies New filings (October)454051-11.8%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (October)1,5661,6051,608-2.6%
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions$18.2$20.4$16.112.6%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge18,97714,65212,41352.9%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels49554314.0%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands1,128.61,322.21,079.44.6%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands69.073.362.510.4%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands55.164.752.06.1%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (October)38.238.637.22.6%
Portland-area homes New listings3,5493,8293,599-1.4%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions$84.2$102.3$127.4-33.9%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions$101.8$84.4$114.2-10.9%
New Oregon single-family home permits505514527-4.2%
New Oregon multiple-housing unit permits6335041475.0%
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (October)$6.00$6.46$5.3312.6%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (October)1351481276.3%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (October)1351521331.5%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (October)13613311023.6%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (October)$255$250$2358.5%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet9619919540.7%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (October)1,469.21,542.81,439.02.1%

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