Department of Numbers

Bend-Redmond, Oregon Job Growth

There were 78,900 jobs in Bend, Oregon in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 82,427 employed persons for the month. Bend added 700 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3,461 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bend job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 78,900 +700 -8,100
CPS 82,427 -3,461 -10,002

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 87,600. Since then 8,700 jobs have been lost in Bend according to the employer survey. From a trough of 73,000 in April 2020, Bend has gained 5,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 93,251 for Bend in March 2020. 10,824 jobs have been lost in Bend since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 78,842, Bend has added 3,585 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Bend, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 78,900 700 82,427 -3,461
June 2020 78,200 3,100 85,888 4,545
May 2020 75,100 2,100 81,343 2,501
April 2020 73,000 -14,500 78,842 -14,409
March 2020 87,500 -100 93,251 135
February 2020 87,600 400 93,116 129
January 2020 87,200 -300 92,987 -129
December 2019 87,500 700 93,116 101
November 2019 86,800 -500 93,015 120
October 2019 87,300 100 92,895 138
September 2019 87,200 100 92,757 152
August 2019 87,100 100 92,605 176