Oregon economic indicators as of September 2011


Share this article!   All “latest” numbers are for September 2011 unless otherwise noted. Latest Month Previous Month Previous Year Annual Change EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS Total employment State of Oregon, thousands 1,825.4 1,828.9 1,792.2 1.9% Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands 178.2 187.4 197.9 -10.0% Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted 9.6% 9.6% 10.7% … Read more

 

All “latest” numbers are for September 2011 unless otherwise noted.Latest MonthPrevious MonthPrevious YearAnnual Change
EMPLOYMENT/BUSINESS LISTINGS
Total employment State of Oregon, thousands1,825.41,828.91,792.21.9%
Total unemployment State of Oregon, thousands178.2187.4197.9-10.0%
Unemployment rate Ore. civilian labor force, seasonally adjusted9.6%9.6%10.7%-1.1
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Employed Seven counties, thousands1,091.71,092.31,070.32.0%
Portland/Vancouver MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted9.1%9.2%10.4%-1.3
Bend MSA; Employed Deschutes County, thousands71.672.570.51.6%
Bend MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted12.7%12.7%14.7%-2.0
Corvallis MSA; Employed Benton County, thousands41.441.540.81.5%
Corvallis MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted6.6%6.5%7.2%-0.6
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Employed Lane County, thousands162.4163.6160.21.4%
Eugene/Springfield MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted9.6%9.6%11.1%-1.5
Medford/Ashland MSA; Employed Jackson County, thousands94.692.090.94.0%
Medford/Ashland MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted11.6%11.6%13.0%-1.4
Salem MSA; Employed Marion and Polk counties, thousands179.5182.2182.9-1.8%
Salem MSA; Unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted10.2%10.1%10.9%-0.7
The Coast; Employed Five counties, thousands89.090.288.01.0%
The Coast; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted9.0%9.5%9.8%-0.8
Central Oregon; Employed Eight counties, thousands119.0122.1117.41.3%
Central Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted10.3%10.5%11.7%-1.4
Eastern Oregon; Employed Nine counties, thousands89.389.088.01.5%
Eastern Oregon; Unemployment rate, not seasonally adjusted8.5%8.9%8.8%-0.3
Help wanted ad count The Oregonian, Portland (Oct.)1,3291,3341,3071.7%
Help wanted ad count The Bulletin, Bend (Oct.)572583867-34.0%
Oregon online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (Oct.)46.847.044.55.2%
Portland online job vacancies, total ads in thousands (Oct.)32.432.330.85.2%
New business corporations New filings (Oct.)662665712-7.0%
Limited liability companies New filings (Oct.)1,8211,7941,831-0.5%
Business bankruptcies New filings (Oct.)4639452.2%
Non-business bankruptcies New filings (Oct.)1,3921,3141,566-11.1%
TRANSPORTATION
Trucking Weight-mile tax receipts, millions$22.5$26.2$18.224.0%
Shipping Port of Portland, total containers load and discharge16,01214,96918,977-15.6%
Shipping Port of Portland, number of calls by oceangoing vessels464649-6.1%
Airline travel, PDX Passengers, thousands1,161.81,357.91,128.62.9%
Airline travel, Eugene Passengers, thousands68.776.468.9-0.3%
Airline travel, Medford Passengers, thousands53.761.855.1-2.5%
Airline travel, Redmond Passengers, thousands (Oct.)38.841.038.21.5%
REAL ESTATE/CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Portland-area homes New listings2,5012,8793,549-29.5%
Willamette Valley Multiple listing sales, millions$107.7$115.3$84.227.9%
Central Oregon Multiple listing sales, millions$97.2$96.6$101.8-4.6%
New Oregon single-family home permits452558505-10.5%
New Oregon multiple-housing unit permits3102463392.1%
FARMING/NATURAL RESOURCES/ENERGY
Wheat price No.1 soft white, at Portland, per bushel (Oct.)$6.25$6.75$6.004.2%
All farm products, U.S. prices received index (1990-1992=100%) (Oct.)151179#REF!22.5%
All crops, U.S. prices received index (1990-1992=100%) (Oct.)20620316326.4%
Livestock, U.S. prices received index (1990-1992=100%) (Oct.)15315213414.2%
Lumber price from Random Lengths Publications, framing composite (Oct.)$260$262$2552.0%
Lumber production Coast, inland and California redwood regions, Western softwood, million board feet1,0531,12394811.1%
Power PGE, weather-adjusted, million kilowatt-hours1,584.91,601.51,542.82.7%

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