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Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon Job Growth

There were 1,132,400 jobs in Portland, Oregon in December 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,175,835 employed persons for the month. Portland added 5,700 jobs in December 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,602 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,132,400 +5,700 +41,600
CPS 1,175,835 +5,602 +36,794

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 2015 is at a new high of 1,132,400.

CPS employment in December 2015 for Portland is at a new high of 1,175,835.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2015

Portland, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2015 1,132,400 5,700 1,175,835 5,602
November 2015 1,126,700 2,500 1,170,233 10,021
October 2015 1,124,200 5,600 1,160,212 9,783
September 2015 1,118,600 500 1,150,429 8,066
August 2015 1,118,100 3,500 1,142,363 4,976
July 2015 1,114,600 8,600 1,137,387 433
June 2015 1,106,000 4,300 1,136,954 -3,664
May 2015 1,101,700 1,200 1,140,618 -685
April 2015 1,100,500 1,900 1,141,303 -6,923
March 2015 1,098,600 2,400 1,148,226 -217
February 2015 1,096,200 700 1,148,443 3,901
January 2015 1,095,500 4,700 1,144,542 5,501