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Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon Job Growth

There were 1,138,800 jobs in Portland, Oregon in March 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,214,286 employed persons for the month. Portland added 2,900 jobs in March 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 7,813 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,138,800 +2,900 +36,800
CPS 1,214,286 +7,813 +66,121

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

CPS employment in March 2016 for Portland is at a new high of 1,214,286.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2016

Portland, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2016 1,138,800 2,900 1,214,286 7,813
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
June 2015 1,109,100 3,200 1,154,124 3,635
May 2015 1,105,900 2,600 1,150,489 1,830
April 2015 1,103,300 1,300 1,148,659 494