Oregon economic indicators as of December 2010


Share this article!   All “latest” numbers are for December 2010 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,778.0 1,790.1 1,721.8 3.3% Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 206.2 208.2 205.5 0.3% Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.6% 10.5% 10.6% … Read more

 

All “latest” numbers are for December 2010 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,778.01,790.11,721.83.3%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands206.2208.2205.50.3%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted10.6%10.5%10.6%0.0
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands1,071.91,078.71,037.73.3%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.2%10.7%10.8%-0.6
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands68.368.668.10.2%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted14.5%15.4%14.6%-0.1
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands40.841.439.53.4%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted7.3%7.6%7.5%-0.2
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands166.4166.2160.73.6%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.8%11.4%11.6%-0.8
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands93.493.689.54.4%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted12.5%13.5%12.6%-0.1
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands176.3179.4172.12.4%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.8%11.5%10.5%0.3
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands84.184.783.11.2%
The Coast; Unemployment rate11.5%11.4%10.8%0.7
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands111.3112.1109.91.3%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate13.7%13.3%13.7%0.0
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands83.185.180.23.6%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate11.4%10.2%11.0%0.4
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (January)1,2239781,588-23.0%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (January)753695756-0.4%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (January)54.846.848.014.2%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (January)26.827.122.519.1%
New business corporations New filings855651881-3.0%
Limited liability companies New filings1,8111,6371,882-3.8%
Business bankruptcies New filings (January)50473928.2%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (January)1,1371,3131,162-2.2%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions (January)$22.1$22.9$15.641.7%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge14,32514,53714,828-3.4%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels4841456.7%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands1,119.21,058.11,065.05.1%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands63.364.961.33.3%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands (January)44.152.742.14.8%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (January)37.343.535.06.4%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings (January)3,1281,9253,937-20.5%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions$84.7$77.1$149.9-43.5%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions$80.7$88.2$101.6-20.6%
New Oregon single-family home permits343388410-16.3%
New Oregon multiple-housing unit permits3777527238.6%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (January)$7.83$7.34$4.8362.1%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (January)15715313912.9%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (January)16215914511.7%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (January)14313312415.3%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (January)$304$282$26813.4%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet91787175821.0%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (January)1,875.31,754.41,808.63.7%

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