Department of Numbers

Oregon Job Growth

There were 1,920,800 jobs in Oregon in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,031,480 employed persons for the month. Oregon added 900 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,628 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oregon job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,920,800 +900 +44,500
CPS 2,031,480 -2,628 +4,596

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 in August 2018 for Oregon is at a new high of 1,920,800.

CPS employment in Oregon reached a maximum of 2,043,490 in March 2018. 12,010 jobs have been lost in Oregon since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 1,920,800 900 2,031,480 -2,628
July 2018 1,919,900 3,400 2,034,108 -1,378
June 2018 1,916,500 6,600 2,035,486 -3,542
May 2018 1,909,900 3,200 2,039,028 -2,366
April 2018 1,906,700 -700 2,041,394 -2,096
March 2018 1,907,400 5,000 2,043,490 1,730
February 2018 1,902,400 700 2,041,760 4,234
January 2018 1,901,700 4,900 2,037,526 4,550
December 2017 1,896,800 9,800 2,032,976 -544
November 2017 1,887,000 1,900 2,033,520 42
October 2017 1,885,100 5,700 2,033,478 2,661
September 2017 1,879,400 3,100 2,030,817 3,933