Department of Numbers

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon Job Growth

There were 1,080,900 jobs in Portland, Oregon in November 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,121,107 employed persons for the month. Portland added 5,600 jobs in November 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 42 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,080,900 +5,600 +35,600
CPS 1,121,107 -42 +34,154

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 November 2014 is at a new high of 1,080,900.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,121,149 for Portland in October 2014. 42 jobs have been lost in Portland since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2014

Portland, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2014 1,080,900 5,600 1,121,107 -42
October 2014 1,075,300 5,000 1,121,149 462
September 2014 1,070,300 -600 1,120,687 2,062
August 2014 1,070,900 4,900 1,118,625 5,943
July 2014 1,066,000 1,100 1,112,682 4,987
June 2014 1,064,900 1,900 1,107,695 5,158
May 2014 1,063,000 1,300 1,102,537 2,926
April 2014 1,061,700 4,700 1,099,611 1,888
March 2014 1,057,000 6,400 1,097,723 3,074
February 2014 1,050,600 700 1,094,649 3,263
January 2014 1,049,900 1,700 1,091,386 4,302
December 2013 1,048,200 2,900 1,087,084 131