Department of Numbers

Oregon Job Growth

There were 1,879,800 jobs in Oregon in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,062,895 employed persons for the month. Oregon added 7,900 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 6,216 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oregon job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,879,800 +7,900 +68,400
CPS 2,062,895 +6,216 +151,324

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 93,200 jobs have been lost in Oregon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,687,500 in April 2020, Oregon has gained 192,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Oregon for August 2021 is at a new high of 2,062,895.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 1,879,800 7,900 2,062,895 6,216
July 2021 1,871,900 17,800 2,056,679 9,530
June 2021 1,854,100 5,600 2,047,149 6,943
May 2021 1,848,500 4,700 2,040,206 7,501
April 2021 1,843,800 3,700 2,032,705 5,963
March 2021 1,840,100 19,600 2,026,742 5,428
February 2021 1,820,500 15,300 2,021,314 4,282
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