Department of Numbers

Oregon Job Growth

There were 1,819,100 jobs in Oregon in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,021,269 employed persons for the month. Oregon added 13,900 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,237 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oregon job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,819,100 +13,900 -153,900
CPS 2,021,269 +4,237 -12,075

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 1,973,000. Since then 153,900 jobs have been lost in Oregon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,687,500 in April 2020, Oregon has gained 131,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Oregon reached a maximum of 2,040,020 in November 2019. 18,751 jobs have been lost in Oregon since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,778,695, Oregon has added 242,574 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 1,819,100 13,900 2,021,269 4,237
January 2021 1,805,200 7,000 2,017,032 10,529
December 2020 1,798,200 -27,500 2,006,503 14,033
November 2020 1,825,700 5,400 1,992,470 17,789
October 2020 1,820,300 2,400 1,974,681 26,602
September 2020 1,817,900 6,500 1,948,079 36,508
August 2020 1,811,400 16,300 1,911,571 68,579
July 2020 1,795,100 38,300 1,842,992 -70,741
June 2020 1,756,800 52,300 1,913,733 40,350
May 2020 1,704,500 17,000 1,873,383 94,688
April 2020 1,687,500 -270,900 1,778,695 -251,403
March 2020 1,958,400 -14,600 2,030,098 -3,246