Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon Job Growth
There were 1,158,300 jobs in Portland, Oregon in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,229,685 employed persons for the month. Portland added 2,700 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,938 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.
|Employment Survey||December 2016||Month/Month||Year/Year|
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 December 2016 is at a new high of 1,158,300.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,230,448 for Portland in October 2016. 763 jobs have been lost in Portland since then according to the household survey. From a November 2016 low of 1,227,747, Portland has added 1,938 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Portland, Oregon Employment History