NOTE: It looks like there won't be any metro employment/unemployment updates for the next few months. The BLS is reworking the data based on new OMB geographic delineations and won't be able to release updates until at least (and probably later than) April 21st. More here. I'll update the data as soon as it's available. Sorry folks.
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon Job Growth
There were 1,080,400 jobs in Portland, Oregon in December 2014 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,121,372 employed persons for the month. Portland added 1,300 jobs in December 2014 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 625 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Portland job growth to job growth in other cities.
|Employment Survey||December 2014||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 2014 is at a new high of 1,080,400.
CPS employment in December 2014 for Portland is at a new high of 1,121,372.
Employment: CES, CPS
Portland, Oregon Employment History