Department of Numbers

Bend-Redmond, Oregon Job Growth

There were 86,300 jobs in Bend, Oregon in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 96,100 employed persons for the month. Bend added 500 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 347 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bend job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 86,300 +500 +1,600
CPS 96,100 +347 +1,780

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Bend, Oregon Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Bend 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 for Bend, Oregon

CES employment for Bend peaked in February 2020 at 89,300. Since then 3,000 jobs have been lost in Bend according to the employer survey. From a trough of 72,700 in April 2020, Bend has gained 13,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 99,258 for Bend in January 2021. 3,158 jobs have been lost in Bend since then according to the household survey. From a August 2021 low of 95,424, Bend has added 676 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Bend, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 86,300 500 96,100 347
October 2021 85,800 700 95,753 253
September 2021 85,100 400 95,500 76
August 2021 84,700 0 95,424 -290
July 2021 84,700 0 95,714 -345
June 2021 84,700 0 96,059 -572
May 2021 84,700 -900 96,631 -758
April 2021 85,600 -400 97,389 -879
March 2021 86,000 1,500 98,268 369
February 2021 84,500 700 97,899 -1,359
January 2021 83,800 500 99,258 4,177
December 2020 83,300 -1,400 95,081 761