Oregon economic indicators as of March 2011


Share this article!   All “latest” numbers are for March 2011 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,782.5 1,768.4 1,740.5 2.4% Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 208.4 216.2 238.3 -12.6% Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 10.0% 10.2% 11.0% … Read more

 

All “latest” numbers are for March 2011 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,782.51,768.41,740.52.4%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands208.4216.2238.3-12.6%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted10.0%10.2%11.0%-1.0
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands1,079.51,073.71,051.72.6%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted9.1%9.7%10.7%-1.6
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands68.567.167.21.9%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted12.3%13.2%14.2%-1.9
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands42.141.840.83.2%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted6.3%6.5%7.2%-0.9
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands163.7163.5161.51.3%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted9.5%10.1%11.1%-1.6
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands89.989.187.82.4%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted11.3%11.8%12.3%-1.0
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands176.7175.0174.11.5%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted9.7%10.3%10.6%-0.9
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands85.084.083.02.4%
The Coast; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted11.0%11.6%12.6%-1.6
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands111.5109.5109.71.6%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted13.2%14.3%15.1%-1.9
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands82.681.381.02.0%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted11.3%12.3%12.7%-1.4
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland1,4851,3011,528-2.8%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend7716101,135-32.1%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands55.052.646.518.3%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands33.232.527.023.0%
New business corporations New filings9307708845.2%
Limited liability companies New filings2,2831,8902,0829.7%
Business bankruptcies New filings563858-3.4%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings1,7251,2301,874-8.0%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions (February)$20.9$22.1$16.625.9%
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, thousands (February)887.7962.3843.85.2%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands (February)52.362.247.210.9%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands (February)40.244.140.5-0.7%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands40.734.138.36.5%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings3,0562,8834,987-38.7%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions (February)$61.2$72.4$69.2-11.6%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions (February)$64.1$69.4$68.0-5.7%
New Oregon single-family home permits (February)330440516-36.0%
New Oregon multiple-housing unit permits (February)1512634344.1%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel$7.44$8.31$4.6460.3%
All farm products Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (February)1701631615.6%
All crops Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (February)1721661701.2%
Livestock Farm price index (1990-1992=100%) (February)16215312628.6%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite$292$296$314-7.0%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet (February)9239509150.9%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours1,675.31,775.11,614.73.8%

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