Department of Numbers

Oregon Job Growth

There were 1,885,600 jobs in Oregon in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,047,381 employed persons for the month. Oregon lost 1,800 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,505 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oregon job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,885,600 -1,800 +36,300
CPS 2,047,381 +5,505 +77,847

Oregon Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Oregon as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Oregon

CES employment peaked in July 2017 for Oregon at 1,887,600. Since then 2,000 jobs have been lost in Oregon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,879,500 in September 2017, Oregon has gained 6,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Oregon for November 2017 is at a new high of 2,047,381.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 1,885,600 -1,800 2,047,381 5,505
October 2017 1,887,400 7,900 2,041,876 726
September 2017 1,879,500 -1,100 2,041,150 -1,105
August 2017 1,880,600 -7,000 2,042,255 -2,785
July 2017 1,887,600 7,400 2,045,040 6,343
June 2017 1,880,200 8,700 2,038,697 9,302
May 2017 1,871,500 2,600 2,029,395 15,856
April 2017 1,868,900 6,800 2,013,539 14,122
March 2017 1,862,100 1,300 1,999,417 10,580
February 2017 1,860,800 7,600 1,988,837 10,619
January 2017 1,853,200 700 1,978,218 6,545
December 2016 1,852,500 3,200 1,971,673 2,139