Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon Job Growth
There were 1,025,700 jobs in Portland, Oregon in October 2013 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,088,160 employed persons for the month. Portland lost 3,000 jobs in October 2013 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3,839 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 peaked in February 2008 at 1,043,200. Since then 17,500 jobs have been lost in Portland according to the employer survey. From a trough of 961,100 in January 2010, Portland has gained 64,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,104,175 for Portland in July 2008. 16,015 jobs have been lost in Portland since then according to the household survey. From a November 2009 low of 1,043,349, Portland has added 44,811 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Portland, Oregon Employment History