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Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon Job Growth

There were 1,050,700 jobs in Portland, Oregon in February 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,094,338 employed persons for the month. Portland added 800 jobs in February 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,305 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,050,700 +800 +24,500
CPS 1,094,338 +3,305 +13,326

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

Portland, Oregon Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Portland in February 2014 is at a new high of 1,050,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,104,175 for Portland in July 2008. 9,837 jobs have been lost in Portland since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 1,043,349, Portland has added 50,989 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2014

Portland, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2014 1,050,700 800 1,094,338 3,305
January 2014 1,049,200 1,000 1,090,702 4,208
December 2013 1,048,200 2,900 1,086,494 -787
November 2013 1,045,300 1,600 1,087,281 -949
October 2013 1,043,700 -100 1,088,230 -3,769
September 2013 1,043,800 1,300 1,091,999 1,132
August 2013 1,042,500 4,400 1,090,867 1,384
July 2013 1,038,100 1,799 1,089,483 1,824
June 2013 1,036,300 2,500 1,087,659 3,578
May 2013 1,033,800 2,200 1,084,081 2,456
April 2013 1,031,600 3,699 1,081,625 1,159
March 2013 1,027,900 1,700 1,080,466 -546
February 2013 1,026,200 4,500 1,081,012 -2,328