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Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon Job Growth

There were 1,158,800 jobs in Portland, Oregon in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,239,047 employed persons for the month. Portland added 6,500 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 8,163 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,158,800 +6,500 +23,700
CPS 1,239,047 +8,163 +32,574

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 2017 is at a new high of 1,158,800.

CPS employment in February 2017 for Portland is at a new high of 1,239,047.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Portland, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 1,158,800 6,500 1,239,047 8,163
January 2017 1,152,300 -4,700 1,230,884 1,199
December 2016 1,157,000 2,200 1,229,685 1,938
November 2016 1,154,800 2,400 1,227,747 -2,701
October 2016 1,152,400 0 1,230,448 4,624
September 2016 1,152,400 3,500 1,225,824 6,701
August 2016 1,148,900 2,800 1,219,123 4,959
July 2016 1,146,100 2,300 1,214,164 2,851
June 2016 1,143,800 1,800 1,211,313 -364
May 2016 1,142,000 2,000 1,211,677 -1,240
April 2016 1,140,000 2,900 1,212,917 -86
March 2016 1,137,100 2,000 1,213,003 6,530