Department of Numbers

Salem, Oregon Job Growth

There were 163,100 jobs in Salem, Oregon in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 191,990 employed persons for the month. Salem lost 400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 181 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salem job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 163,100 -400 +3,400
CPS 191,990 +181 +6,907

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Salem, Oregon Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Salem 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 Salem, Oregon

CES employment for Salem peaked in February 2017 at 163,500. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Salem according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Salem is at a new high of 191,990.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Salem, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 163,100 -400 191,990 181
February 2017 163,500 1,000 191,809 961
January 2017 162,500 -200 190,848 588
December 2016 162,700 100 190,260 817
November 2016 162,600 600 189,443 999
October 2016 162,000 200 188,444 1,036
September 2016 161,800 300 187,408 584
August 2016 161,500 -700 186,824 181
July 2016 162,200 1,500 186,643 282
June 2016 160,700 100 186,361 425
May 2016 160,600 300 185,936 391
April 2016 160,300 600 185,545 462