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Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon Job Growth

There were 1,138,800 jobs in Portland, Oregon in June 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,212,047 employed persons for the month. Portland added 200 jobs in June 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 370 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey June 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,138,800 +200 +29,700
CPS 1,212,047 +370 +57,923

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 June 2016 is at a new high of 1,138,800.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,213,003 for Portland in March 2016. 956 jobs have been lost in Portland since then according to the household survey. From a May 2016 low of 1,211,677, Portland has added 370 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2016

Portland, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2016 1,138,800 200 1,212,047 370
May 2016 1,138,600 500 1,211,677 -1,240
April 2016 1,138,100 600 1,212,917 -86
March 2016 1,137,500 1,600 1,213,003 6,530
February 2016 1,135,900 5,800 1,206,473 12,098
January 2016 1,130,100 1,100 1,194,375 13,957
December 2015 1,129,000 4,500 1,180,418 4,383
November 2015 1,124,500 2,600 1,176,035 4,994
October 2015 1,121,900 3,700 1,171,041 4,587
September 2015 1,118,200 600 1,166,454 3,043
August 2015 1,117,600 3,000 1,163,411 3,859
July 2015 1,114,600 5,500 1,159,552 5,428