Department of Numbers

Oregon Job Growth

There were 1,830,200 jobs in Oregon in October 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,992,028 employed persons for the month. Oregon added 14,200 jobs in October 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 120,045 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Oregon job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,830,200 +14,200 -117,600
CPS 1,992,028 +120,045 -39,802

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 125,500 jobs have been lost in Oregon according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,689,700 in April 2020, Oregon has gained 140,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Oregon reached a maximum of 2,038,010 in March 2020. 45,982 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 195,347 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2020

Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2020 1,830,200 14,200 1,992,028 120,045
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
November 2019 1,953,200 5,400 2,032,001 171