Department of Numbers

Oregon Job Growth

There were 1,830,000 jobs in Oregon in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,986,678 employed persons for the month. Oregon added 4,200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 6,020 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oregon job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,830,000 +4,200 -123,200
CPS 1,986,678 -6,020 -45,323

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 1,955,700. Since then 125,700 jobs have been lost in Oregon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,689,700 in April 2020, Oregon has gained 140,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Oregon reached a maximum of 2,038,010 in March 2020. 51,332 jobs have been lost in Oregon since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,796,681, Oregon has added 189,997 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 1,830,000 4,200 1,986,678 -6,020
October 2020 1,825,800 9,800 1,992,698 120,715
September 2020 1,816,000 9,300 1,871,983 -23,384
August 2020 1,806,700 16,200 1,895,367 48,785
July 2020 1,790,500 17,700 1,846,582 -62,944
June 2020 1,772,800 57,000 1,909,526 88,938
May 2020 1,715,800 26,100 1,820,588 23,907
April 2020 1,689,700 -252,800 1,796,681 -241,329
March 2020 1,942,500 -13,200 2,038,010 1,544
February 2020 1,955,700 2,000 2,036,466 2,122
January 2020 1,953,700 -300 2,034,344 2,601
December 2019 1,954,000 800 2,031,743 -258