Department of Numbers

Oregon Job Growth

There were 1,944,200 jobs in Oregon in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,030,920 employed persons for the month. Oregon added 2,400 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 642 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oregon job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,944,200 +2,400 +36,400
CPS 2,030,920 -642 +14,950

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 July 2019 for Oregon is at a new high of 1,944,200.

CPS employment in Oregon reached a maximum of 2,032,251 in May 2019. 1,331 jobs have been lost in Oregon since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 1,944,200 2,400 2,030,920 -642
June 2019 1,941,800 -1,000 2,031,562 -689
May 2019 1,942,800 -200 2,032,251 1,819
April 2019 1,943,000 4,000 2,030,432 1,129
March 2019 1,939,000 6,500 2,029,303 2,308
February 2019 1,932,500 -1,200 2,026,995 3,269
January 2019 1,933,700 12,800 2,023,726 2,695
December 2018 1,920,900 -1,700 2,021,031 -86
November 2018 1,922,600 4,200 2,021,117 233
October 2018 1,918,400 5,000 2,020,884 1,430
September 2018 1,913,400 5,100 2,019,454 1,847
August 2018 1,908,300 500 2,017,607 1,637