Oregon economic indicators as of January 2011


Share this article!   All “latest” numbers are for January 2010 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,759.5 1,776.3 1,726.7 1.9% Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 218.8 205.0 234.6 -6.7% Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.4% 10.6% 11.0% … Read more

 

All “latest” numbers are for January 2010 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,759.51,776.31,726.71.9%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands218.8205.0234.6-6.7%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted10.4%10.6%11.0%-0.6
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands1,065.71,076.41,047.51.7%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.0%10.5%10.8%-0.8
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands67.568.667.60.0%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted14.0%14.6%14.2%-0.2
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands41.542.040.13.4%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted6.9%7.2%7.3%-0.4
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands162.4164.6160.51.2%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.6%11.0%11.2%-0.6
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands89.491.687.12.6%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted12.3%12.9%12.3%0.0
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands173.6175.5171.71.1%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.7%10.9%10.5%0.2
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands84.685.481.93.2%
The Coast; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted11.7%11.3%12.6%-0.9
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands109.6111.3109.00.6%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted14.4%13.6%15.3%-0.9
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands80.881.779.02.3%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted12.5%11.5%12.9%-0.4
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (February)1,3011,2231,2841.3%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (February)610753784-22.2%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (February)52.654.847.011.9%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (February)32.526.827.418.6%
New business corporations New filings90685580812.1%
Limited liability companies New filings2,1431,8111,9917.6%
Business bankruptcies New filings (February)385045-15.6%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (February)1,2301,1371,363-9.8%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions$22.1$22.9$15.641.7%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge (February)14,45717,89112,52415.4%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels (February)424350-16.0%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands962.31,119.2888.98.3%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands62.263.352.618.2%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands44.152.742.14.8%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (February)34.137.332.74.2%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings (February)2,8833,1283,902-26.1%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions$72.4$84.7$80.3-9.8%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions$69.4$80.7$65.75.6%
New Oregon single-family home permits4403434107.3%
New Oregon multiple-housing unit permits2637778-66.7%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (February)$8.31$7.83$4.7674.6%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (February)16315214115.6%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (February)16815614714.3%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (February)14614312318.7%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (February)$296$304$312-5.1%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet9489179173.4%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours (February)1,775.11,875.31,743.91.8%

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