Department of Numbers

Oregon Job Growth

There were 1,871,800 jobs in Oregon in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,029,521 employed persons for the month. Oregon added 2,900 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 15,982 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oregon job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,871,800 +2,900 +43,300
CPS 2,029,521 +15,982 +78,911

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 in May 2017 for Oregon is at a new high of 1,871,800.

CPS employment in Oregon for May 2017 is at a new high of 2,029,521.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 1,871,800 2,900 2,029,521 15,982
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
November 2016 1,849,300 4,500 1,969,534 2,777
October 2016 1,844,800 2,900 1,966,757 3,233
September 2016 1,841,900 5,400 1,963,524 3,485
August 2016 1,836,500 3,800 1,960,039 3,333
July 2016 1,832,700 2,900 1,956,706 3,032
June 2016 1,829,800 1,300 1,953,674 3,064