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Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon Job Growth

There were 1,103,700 jobs in Portland, Oregon in June 2015 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,137,276 employed persons for the month. Portland added 2,000 jobs in June 2015 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3,342 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey June 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,103,700 +2,000 +29,400
CPS 1,137,276 -3,342 +14,695

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 June 2015 is at a new high of 1,103,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,148,443 for Portland in February 2015. 11,167 jobs have been lost in Portland since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2015

Portland, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2015 1,103,700 2,000 1,137,276 -3,342
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
December 2014 1,090,800 900 1,139,041 1,582
November 2014 1,089,900 4,100 1,137,459 2,216
October 2014 1,085,800 4,100 1,135,243 2,750
September 2014 1,081,700 1,800 1,132,493 2,710
August 2014 1,079,900 2,100 1,129,783 3,147
July 2014 1,077,800 3,500 1,126,636 4,055