Department of Numbers

Oregon Job Growth

There were 1,936,200 jobs in Oregon in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,101,452 employed persons for the month. Oregon added 5,600 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 14,323 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oregon job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,936,200 +5,600 +83,300
CPS 2,101,452 +14,323 +88,135

Oregon Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Oregon 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 in Oregon

CES employment peaked in February 2020 for Oregon at 1,972,200. Since then 36,000 jobs have been lost in Oregon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,690,200 in April 2020, Oregon has gained 246,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Oregon for March 2022 is at a new high of 2,101,452.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 1,936,200 5,600 2,101,452 14,323
February 2022 1,930,600 9,700 2,087,129 12,179
January 2022 1,920,900 5,100 2,074,950 12,059
December 2021 1,915,800 6,600 2,062,891 429
November 2021 1,909,200 11,600 2,062,462 3,139
October 2021 1,897,600 -900 2,059,323 8,039
September 2021 1,898,500 900 2,051,284 8,133
August 2021 1,897,600 -1,500 2,043,151 5,936
July 2021 1,899,100 34,800 2,037,215 4,631
June 2021 1,864,300 2,600 2,032,584 4,413
May 2021 1,861,700 1,100 2,028,171 6,572
April 2021 1,860,600 7,700 2,021,599 8,282