says says Timothy Duy, director of the Oregon Economic Forum at the University of Oregon. He was quoted in a story from the Portland Business Journal titled "UO reports economy down." Ke data from the story:
-"Four indicators -- Oregon residential building permits, help-wanted advertising in The Oregonian, Oregon nonfarm payrolls, and the interest rate spread -- improved."
-"The remaining four variables -- Oregon initial jobless claims, the Oregon weight-distance tax, U.S. consumer confidence and inflation-adjusted new manufacturing orders -- deteriorated."
-"employees on nonfarm payrolls in Oregon jumped by 7,000, snapping a trend of weaker numbers in the last half of 2006. Gains were concentrated in the professional and business services, trade, transportation, utilities, and construction sectors. Manufacturing employment, however, declined."