Department of Numbers

Bend-Redmond, Oregon Job Growth

There were 84,700 jobs in Bend, Oregon in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 96,611 employed persons for the month. Bend lost 900 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 778 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bend job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 84,700 -900 +9,500
CPS 96,611 -778 +12,641

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 4,600 jobs have been lost in Bend according to the employer survey. From a trough of 72,700 in April 2020, Bend has gained 12,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 99,258 for Bend in January 2021. 2,647 jobs have been lost in Bend since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Bend, Oregon Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 84,700 -900 96,611 -778
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
November 2020 84,700 300 94,320 1,072
October 2020 84,400 500 93,248 1,652
September 2020 83,900 1,000 91,596 2,447
August 2020 82,900 900 89,149 3,551
July 2020 82,000 3,000 85,598 -2,358
June 2020 79,000 3,800 87,956 3,986