Department of Numbers

Eugene, Oregon Job Growth

There were 155,300 jobs in Eugene, Oregon in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 169,152 employed persons for the month. Eugene lost 400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 57 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Eugene job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 155,300 -400 +1,900
CPS 169,152 +57 +5,490

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Eugene, Oregon Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Eugene 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 for Eugene, Oregon

CES employment for Eugene peaked in January 2008 at 158,100. Since then 2,800 jobs have been lost in Eugene according to the employer survey. From a trough of 140,100 in September 2010, Eugene has gained 15,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 173,840 for Eugene in March 2008. 4,688 jobs have been lost in Eugene since then according to the household survey. From a July 2013 low of 153,033, Eugene has added 16,119 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Eugene, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 155,300 -400 169,152 57
November 2016 155,700 700 169,095 -815
October 2016 155,000 -500 169,910 254
September 2016 155,500 800 169,656 1,109
August 2016 154,700 -500 168,547 866
July 2016 155,200 1,600 167,681 215
June 2016 153,600 -600 167,466 -170
May 2016 154,200 1,000 167,636 223
April 2016 153,200 -400 167,413 -591
March 2016 153,600 -600 168,004 562
February 2016 154,200 1,100 167,442 1,309
January 2016 153,100 -300 166,133 2,471