Department of Numbers

Salem, Oregon Job Growth

There were 163,700 jobs in Salem, Oregon in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 191,815 employed persons for the month. Salem added 700 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,306 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Salem job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 163,700 +700 +6,400
CPS 191,815 +1,306 +10,722

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 December 2016 is at a new high of 163,700.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Salem is at a new high of 191,815.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Salem, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 163,700 700 191,815 1,306
November 2016 163,000 300 190,509 -77
October 2016 162,700 0 190,586 1,751
September 2016 162,700 -100 188,835 721
August 2016 162,800 1,300 188,114 1,292
July 2016 161,500 1,400 186,822 1,114
June 2016 160,100 0 185,708 -404
May 2016 160,100 200 186,112 449
April 2016 159,900 700 185,663 595
March 2016 159,200 -100 185,068 1,046
February 2016 159,300 600 184,022 1,592
January 2016 158,700 1,400 182,430 1,337