Department of Numbers

Salem, Oregon Job Growth

There were 164,300 jobs in Salem, Oregon in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 197,577 employed persons for the month. Salem added 900 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,797 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salem job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 164,300 +900 +1,700
CPS 197,577 +1,797 +8,134

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 in November 2017 is at a new high of 164,300.

CPS employment in November 2017 for Salem is at a new high of 197,577.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Salem, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 164,300 900 197,577 1,797
October 2017 163,400 -800 195,780 1,111
September 2017 164,200 1,400 194,669 976
August 2017 162,800 300 193,693 -668
July 2017 162,500 -1,400 194,361 -64
June 2017 163,900 600 194,425 -171
May 2017 163,300 -200 194,596 1,150
April 2017 163,500 300 193,446 1,356
March 2017 163,200 -300 192,090 281
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